17th Tammuz

The Origins of 17 Tammuz - I notice that in the list of tragedies which occurred on the 17th of Tammuz, it states that Moses broke the Tablets of the law when he descended from Mount Sinai – after he saw the Children of Israel worshiping… More »
Vitamin/Energy Patch on Fast Day - Are you allowed to use an energy or vitamin patch on a 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 »
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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 »
Swimming on Fast Days, Dangerous Activities - Is there any prohibition with swimming on a minor fast day, such as the upcoming Shiva Asar b’Tammuz? 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 »
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Nine Days

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 »
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 »
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Tisha B'Av

Vitamin/Energy Patch on Fast Day - Are you allowed to use an energy or vitamin patch on a 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 »
World War One Beginning on Tisha B’Av - I have heard that one of the tragedies which occurred on Tisha B’Av is that World War One began on that day. Can you tell me if that is actually true? On what date did Tisha B’Av fall out that… More »
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