Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Shabbat Erev Tisha b'Av


This year, the day before Tishah b'Av is Shabbat. Here is a quick summary of relevant laws for that Shabbat, as presented in our shul's Hamodia mailing (pg. 7), available on our shul website:

The “Tzidkatcha Tzedek” prayer is not said at Shabbat Minchah.

One may not declare that he is eating in order to build up strength for fasting, even if that is why he eats; using Shabbat as a preparation-day for the week would be disrespectful.

One may eat whatever one chooses, but one may neither eat nor drink after sunset on Shabbat afternoon, even though it is still Shabbat. One also may not wash for pleasure after sunset.

One should not invite infrequent guests over for Seudah Shlishit, and a communal Seudah Shlishit is inappropriate.

One may bentch with a mezuman at all of the Shabbat meals.

One may not go for a leisurely stroll on Shabbat afternoon. One may study Torah on Shabbat afternoon, even if that would give him great enjoyment.

For a more complete list of rules, see

Have a good day,

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