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Chapter 124 : Laws of Tishah b'Av Sefaria Logo

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We are taught in a Beraisa, "On the seventh day of Av, the heathens entered the Beis Hamikdash. They ate and drank and wreaked havoc in it on the seventh and eighth days, and on the ninth, towards evening, they set fire to the Beis Hamikdash, and it continued to burn throughout the tenth day until sunset. The reason the fast was not set for the tenth day, although the greater part of the Beis Hamikdash was burned on that day, is because the beginning of punishment is felt more severely. In the Jerusalem Talmud it is stated, "Rabbi Avin fasted on the ninth and on the tenth," ( Maseches Taanis 4:6). Rabbi Levi fasted on the ninth and on the night of the tenth. Because he did not have the strength to fast the entire tenth day, he fasted during the night only. But as for us, since our strength has waned, we fast only on the ninth, but we impose stringency on ourselves, in that we do not eat meat, nor do we drink wine, during the night of the tenth day, nor on the tenth day until noon, unless it is at a meal that is considered a mitzvah. Also, the berachah Shehecheyanu should not be said; neither should you take a bath, nor a haircut, nor wash clothes, until noon of the tenth day. A person who imposes upon himself to observe all the above-mentioned restrictions for the entire tenth day of Av, is to be praised.38 If the tenth of Av occurs on Erev Shabbos, you may bathe, take a haircut and wash immediately in the morning, in honor of the Shabbos.


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A woman who has given birth, although she fasts after seven days [after giving birth], is permitted, on the night of the tenth, to eat meat and drink wine. 22) It is proper not to have marital relations on the night of the tenth, unless it is on the night of her tevilah (immersion), or if he is going on a trip or returned from a trip.


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It is proper not to have marital relations on the night of the tenth unless it is on the night of her tevilah (immersion), or if he is going on a trip, or returned from a trip.

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