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Halacha - waxing hair on Tisha b'Av
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: No, he may not.
posted:2015-07-25 14:57:59  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - 9 days
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: First of all, Mazal Tov on the upcoming Simcha.
If there will not be enough time to buy them afterwards, they may even be purchased during the week of Tisha b'Av, as per the Rema. The same would apply to the dry cleaners, though I would suspect that there is enough time during the two weeks after Tisha b'Av, in which case there is no Heter.
Even if the issue is only saving money, the Mishna Berura writes that this too is sufficient grounds to permit purchasing items.
posted:2013-07-10 01:14:30  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - cutting nails
Submitted by forever 25  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes, there is no restriction on cutting nails during the 9 days.
posted:2012-07-27 12:19:18  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Deodorant on Tisha B'Av
Submitted by dw  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

Yes you may and it makes no difference which type. The Biur Halacha 554:15 concludes that anointing for sanitary purposes and not enjoyment is permitted on Tisha b'Av.

posted:2012-07-12 04:39:13  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Nine days
Submitted by Ronny Biderman  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: During the 9 days itself we do not use wine. Shulchan Aruch OC 551:10 quotes a Minhag that even though we do not eat meat during the 9 days; however, a food cooked with meat may be eaten without the meat, for example cholent potatoes. The Mishna Berura s.k. 63 differentiates that to add schmaltz would still be forbidden. In any event, he concludes, the Minhag today is not to eat any food cooked with meat itself, unlike the Shulchan Aruch.

Presumably, adding actual wine to a soup would be more similar to adding schmaltz than to a tavshil basar with removing the meat. However, the Be'er Hetiv 29 quotes the Taz who permits adding wine according to the Shulchan Aruch's Minhag. The Be'er Hetiv concludes that according to our more stringent Minhag this would also be forbidden. Apparently, he compares adding wine to a recipe to a tavshil basar and not to schmaltz.

Motzei Tisha b'Av we do not eat meat or drink wine, similar to the entire 9 days. However, the Biur Halacha in the beginning of 558 quotes the Maamar Mordechai to permit a tavshil basar, and seemingly agrees that to be lenient. Though one could argue that the Maamar Mordechei is following the Minhag of Shulchan Aruch to permit this the entire 9 days, the Biur Halacha does not seem to accept this. Since the Be'er Hetiv was only machmir not to rely on the Taz's permitting wine due to the Minhag and the Minhag is different Motzei Tisha b'Av than the rest of the 9 days, adding wine to the soup should be allowed.

Certainly, is the wine is less than 1/60th of the soup, or even if it is more but does not add a distinct taste of wine to the soup, it is unquestionably allowed.

posted:2011-08-09 14:29:32  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - guests in 9 days
Submitted by netanel  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes. It is not equivalent to regular Aveilus.
posted:2011-08-03 10:20:26  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - 3 weeks
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

The Mishna Berura writes that any new clothing that does not require a bracha of Shehechiyanu may be purchased and worn during the three weeks. Today this includes the vast majority of purchases.  During the nine days, even these should be avoided.

An item that does require Shehechiyanu should be avoided the entire Three Weeks. However, if it is marked down significantly it may be purchased on condition that it needs alterations or is not fully paid for, so Shehechiyanu will not be recited.

posted:2011-07-19 12:19:58  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - 9 days
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes. It is more similar to minor home repairs which are permitted then to cutting hair which is not.
posted:2010-07-25 01:52:44  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tisha bav
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: One could also nurse laying in bed or sitting on a low stool. If there is no other comfortable option, you may sit on a chair, preferably a low one.
posted:2009-07-29 03:13:54  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Seudat mafseket - 9th AV
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: First eat a meal with or without washing. Then say the appropriate beracha achrona and take a little break. Then wash for bread with ashes and egg on the floor.
posted:2009-07-27 16:53:22  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Crocks on Tisha beAv
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

Yes,  although some say it is preferrable to be machmir.

posted:2009-07-27 11:03:28  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - hilchos 9 days
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

First of all, the only problem in general is to purchase items that make a person excited to own them, so while a Chosson Shas may be a problem, most seforim would not. Additionally, it is permitted to buy things that would cause a loss if one were to wait, and what could be a bigger loss then not having necessary seforim to learn from.

posted:2009-07-23 20:15:04  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - 9 days and a new clothing gift
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: No. One may not give an article of clothing as a gift during the 9 days just like one may not buy it.
posted:2009-07-23 16:07:11  (2) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - shopping on the 9 days
Submitted by Barney  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: One may not purchase clothing for children even if they will not know about it during the 9 days unless they have nothing else to wear. Also, if it would cause significant financial hardship to wait, such as missing a once-a-year sale, it may be allowed.
posted:2009-07-21 19:51:22  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Maternity Clothes and the Nine Days
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

The Halacha is that one may not purchase nor wear new clothes during the 9 days unless it would cause financial loss or one has nothing else to wear. Therefore, if a pregnant woman's figure would change suddenly and dramatically rendering all her existing clothes unwearable she would be allowed to buy new ones. However, since the change is usually gradual she should anticipate and buy the clothes in advance.

One may not purchase used clothing only if it gives him great pleasure and is a source of excitement, otherwise it is permitted.

posted:2009-07-20 12:45:09  (0) comments   email to a friend


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