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Tisha B’Av That Falls on Shabbat or Sunday

Tisha B’Av That Falls on Shabbat or Sunday

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The following rules apply to any year on which Tisha B’Av is observed on Sunday—whether it originally fell on Sunday, or whether it fell on Shabbat and the fast was postponed until Saturday night.

On Shabbat, all public displays of mourning are strictly prohibited. On this day we eat, drink and rejoice as is customary—and even more so.

There are two exceptions: On this day we eat, drink and rejoice as is customary—and even more soa) If Shabbat is actually the 9th of Av, then marital relations are forbidden.1 b) In all cases when Tisha B’Av is observed on Sunday, it is forbidden to study Torah starting with Shabbat midday (aside for those sections of Torah which are permitted to be studied on Tisha B’Av). As such, on this Shabbat we do not recite a chapter of Ethics of the Fathers, as is the custom in many communities on summertime Shabbat afternoons.

No mournful “separation meal” is conducted before the fast. Instead, shortly before sunset we partake of a sumptuous and joyous pre-fast meal. Care must be taken, however, that this meal ends before sunset.

We sit on chairs of regular height and wear normal footwear until nightfall. Only washing, eating and drinking are prohibited starting with sunset.

Havdalah is recited on Sunday night.2 In the evening prayers, the usual Shabbat night insertion, “Atah Chonantanu,” is included. The prayer “Vihi Noam” is omitted. Those who have not recited the evening prayers should say, before doing any activity that is forbidden on Shabbat, “Baruch hamavdil bein kodesh l’chol” (“Blessed is He who separates between the holy [day of Shabbat] and the mundane [weekday]”).

Sometime on Saturday night (ideally right before the reading of Eicha), kindle the havdalah candle and recite the appropriate blessing. (We do not recite the blessing of the spices.)

Immediately after the “Barchu” passage is recited in the Saturday night prayer service, remove your leather shoes and don non-leather footwear.

Recite the havdalah on Sunday night before eatingWe sit on chairs of regular height and wear normal footwear until nightfall—omitting the blessings on the spices and candle. When 9 Av is on Sunday, if possible, the havdalah wine or grape juice should be given to a child—younger than bar/bat mitzvah age—to drink.

If the ninth of Av falls on Shabbat, in which case the fast is delayed until the tenth, many of the restrictions applicable to the Nine Days end when the fast ends, and havdalah wine, music, bathing and haircutting are permitted. We do not eat meat or drink other wine until the next morning, however.

FOOTNOTES
1.

This because abstaining from relations does not constitute a public display of mourning. However, on this Shabbat only actual marital relations are banned (as opposed to Tisha B’Av itself, when all forms of intimacy are forbidden). This prohibition does not apply if Friday night is mikvah night.

2.

If there’s an ill person who needs to eat during the fast, he or she should recite the havdalah before eating.

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July 26, 2015
Custom is to do laundry & clean house for Moishiach's arrival
As I was taught long ago, I believe it's a custom to do some home prep. for Moishiach in the afternoon of Tisha b'Av.
Moishe
Las Vegas
chabadofsummerlin.com
July 26, 2015
yes, you can do laundry after the fast- all restrictions other than meat and wine end when the fast does.
NADAV PRAWER
Caulfield
July 24, 2015
laundry
Are u allowed to do laundry after the fast this year
Anonymous
July 24, 2015
To Zelda
You can find times for your location at this link
Chabad.org Staff
chabadone.org
July 24, 2015
When does fast start and ends in Briganteen Nj zip
Where can I find out what Exact time fast starts in my area? My zip code is 08203
Zelda
July 24, 2015
Havdala wine; To clarify:
The adult making Havdala may drink the wine Themselves. -Mishna B'rura 556:3
levi rapoport
syracuse, ny
July 24, 2015
Re; Wine Sunday night
The key word was "other:"
For havdallah only, wine is permitted this year, on Sunday night. Otherwise, we wait until afternoon Monday to eat meat and drink wine.
Many do not drink wine until Monday afternoon, and use another, appropriate beverage for havdallah.
Dave Weintraub
Balimore, MD
chabadofparkheights.com
July 24, 2015
Question about Sunday night Havdalah
"When 9 Av is on Sunday, if possible, the havdalah wine or grape juice should be given to a child" --

This seems to imply that if 9 Av is on Shabbat, that an adukt MAY drink the wine on Sunday's havdalah.

However the next paragraph states that "We do not eat meat or drink other wine until the next morning, however."

Which is it?
Anonymous
New York, NY
July 24, 2015
Very helpful! Thanks for posting!
Anonymous
July 22, 2015
To Rochel Leah
Yes, we may eat meat on Shabbos this year.
Chabad
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