Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Tenth of Av


Although the prohibitions of Tisha b’Av end with Tisha b’Av, the practices of the Nine Days – refraining from meat and wine, not bathing for pleasure, not laundering or wearing fresh clean clothing and not attending celebrations – continue until midday the next day. 

This is because we are taught that the Beit haMikdash (Temple) burned until midday on the Tenth of Av. 

[Note that there is an exception to this rule: When Tisha b'Av occurs on a Saturday night and Sunday, Havdalah after Tisha b'Av is done with wine/grape juice.] 

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 558:1; Mishneh Berurah 558:3) 

המצפה לישועה, 

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