Monday, July 21, 2008

Wine during the Nine Days, Part II


We have been learning about the Nine Day mourning period that precedes the Fast of Tisha b'Av (the Ninth of Av).

We said yesterday that during the Nine Days - aside from Shabbat - we don't eat meat and we don't drink wine, for two reasons: In order to show our sorrow, and in order to refrain from eating the foods which were the primary ingredients in Temple sacrifices.

However, one may cook with wine vinegar, as there is no joy in drinking wine vinegar. Further, one may eat food which was cooked in meat pots, so long as there is no actual meat in it, since the Temple sacrifices used actual meat.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 551:9; Mishneh Berurah 551:63)

Have a good day,

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