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Laws of Nine day and Tisha Baav Schedule:
The nine day period which leads up the fast of the Ninth of Av (Tisha Baav) is a more severe level of mourning than the earlier part of the three weeks from the 17th of Tammuz. The Nine Days begin this Thursday evening after nightfall and ends after the fast of Tisha Baav.
During these days we do not:
Purchase new items which bring joy or which will require reciting the blessing of Shehchiyunu.
Swim for pleasure. If swimming is necessary for health reasons one can be lenient.
Bath for pleasure. If one has gotten dirty or perspired they can shower or bathe but should not make the water comfortably hot or warm.
Do laundry. If you have very young children who are constantly getting all their clothing dirty you may wash their clothing as needed.
Wear freshly laundered outer clothing such as shirts, pants, suits, skirts, blouses…Freshly laundered clothing should be worn briefly first before the Nine Days or on Shabbos.
Eat meat, poultry or drink wine or grape juice.
Have repairs done in home for pleasure.
Plant a garden.
We are permitted to wear freshly laundered clothing and eat meat, poultry, drink wine and grape juice on Shabbos.
Tisha Baav Schedule-August 13-14
Despite the fact that Tisha Baav begins towards the end of Shabbos, nevertheless, Shabbos is observed as a regular Shabbos.
The fast begins at 8:13 P.M.
Prohibitions of Tisha Baav are :
No eating or drinking (if one is sick, pregnant or nursing please consult with Rabbi Zakon before the fast)
No bathing or washing. (We only wash our hands upon arising or after using the restroom and even then only until the knuckles)
No marital relations
No wearing leather shoes
No smearing oils.
We sit on the floor or very close to the floor until midday (1:31 P.M.)
We minimize our comfort and if one normally sleeps with two pillows it is proper to use only one today)
Shabbos ends 8:58 P.M.
Once Shabbos ends we say “Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh Lichol” and then remove leather shoes.
Maariv (followed by the reading of Eichah-Lamentations and Kinnos) 9:30 P.M.
Shachris 9:00 A.M. (Tallis and Tefillin are not worn)
Chatzos-Midday 1:31 P.M.
Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation Video A 1:45 P.M.
Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation Video B 5;45 P.M.
Mincha 7:30 P.M. (Tallis and Tefillin are worn)
Fast ends 8:57 P.M.
Havdala is said before breaking the fast. This is an abbreviated Havdala of just the Bracha on the wine and the actual bracha of Havdala. Spices and candle are not used.
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