Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Nine Days - Bathing for pleasure


We have been learning about the nine days of mourning, leading up to Tishah b'Av.

We act as mourners and do not bathe for pleasure during this nine day period. One who is dirty or sweaty should wash, and one may bathe for medical reasons or in order to cool off from extreme heat, but one should not swim or take a luxurious bath or shower during this time.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 551:16; Mishneh Berurah 551:88)

Have a good day,

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