Monday, July 23, 2012

When Shabbat is Erev Tisha b'Av, Part II


We continue our look at the laws which are different from the norm for a year when Tishah b'Av is Sunday:

Remove leather shoes, and stop sitting on chairs, after Shabbat.

After Shabbat, we each say the phrase "Baruch HaMavdil Bein Kodesh L’chol / Blessed is the One who distinguishes between the sacred and the mundane." We then remove our shoes and change into weekday clothes, before Maariv.

One who will need to eat during the fast (other than drinking water) should recite Havdalah before breaking the fast, albeit without the use of spices. One should use grape juice or beer for that Havdalah, and drink only two to three ounces.

Although we do not recite Havdalah (other than in the case above), we do recite the blessing over the Havdalah candle before reading Eichah.

We do not wash the Shabbat dishes by hand on Tishah b’Av. One who will need those dishes Sunday night may wash them after halachic midday (midway between sunrise and sunset) on Tishah b’Av.

For a more complete list of rules, see

המצפה לישועה,

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