17th Tammuz

Brushing Teeth on Minor Fast Day – Is one permitted to brush his teeth or use mouthwash on a minor fast day? More »
Dizzy & Sick From Fasting – It’s almost impossible for me to survive fast days. I get dizzy, sweaty, and nauseous to the point of throwing up. And I’m sick for two days after. I certainly wouldn’t be able to go to synagogue this Yom Kippur… More »
Fasting – Recovering from Heart Attack – I had a heart attack 7 weeks ago. I have thankfully recovered but am still somewhat weakened. Should I fast on the upcoming Shiva Asar b’Tammuz? More »
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Three Weeks

3 Weeks / 9 Days – Home Purchase – We’re busy looking to buy a new home this summer. Is there any issue with closing a deal on the Three Weeks or Nine Days? What about moving in during that time? More »
A Cappella – I know we don’t listen to music during the Three Weeks and Sefirah, as well as mourners. What about a cappella? Some groups even use their voices to mimic instrumentation, and I can hardly tell I’m not listening to the… More »
Purchasing Shoes, Inexpensive Clothes – My shoes are starting to fall apart. Is there any issue with buying them during the Three Weeks? More »
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Nine Days

3 Weeks / 9 Days – Home Purchase – We’re busy looking to buy a new home this summer. Is there any issue with closing a deal on the Three Weeks or Nine Days? What about moving in during that time? More »
Engagement Party on Nine Days – I have a friend who is getting married shortly after Tisha B’Av. My friends wanted to celebrate a bachelor party for him next week, during the Nine Days. I didn’t feel it was appropriate but they claimed that so long… More »
Nine Days – Home Repairs – Is it permitted to have work done in the house by a contractor, such as a painter, if he's in the middle of a job in the 9 days? More »
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Tisha B'Av

Dizzy & Sick From Fasting – It’s almost impossible for me to survive fast days. I get dizzy, sweaty, and nauseous to the point of throwing up. And I’m sick for two days after. I certainly wouldn’t be able to go to synagogue this Yom Kippur… More »
High-Risk Pregnancy – When Tisha B’Av comes, I will be in my eighth month of pregnancy. My pregnancy has been a bit risky, and my doctor is concerned that fasting will induce early labor for me. Should I still try to fast? More »
Vitamin/Energy Patch on Fast Day – Are you allowed to use an energy or vitamin patch on a fast day? More »
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