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Halacha - nine days
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: 1. Am I allowed to do laundry and/or iron during the nine days if I am flying the day after Tisha B'av and won't use the clothing until then? 2. Is it permissible to buy undergarments during the nine days for after?
Answer:

There is no heter to wait and wear the clothing after Tisha B'Av because the problem is not just in the wearing but in the laundering itself, which is a distraction from mourning over the churban. While the Gemora and Shulchan Aruch permit one who only owns a single garment to wash it even the week of Tisha B'Av, the Poskim explain that this only applies to an undergarment. However, under your circumstances where you are traveling the day after Tisha B'Av, you may be lenient and launder the clothing the night following the fast even though usually laundry may not be washed until noon of the following day.

posted:2008-08-03 18:04:59


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