Q & A

Ask the Rabbi about the 3 weeks & Tisha B'av

THE 3 WEEKS & TISHA B'AV

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What is forbidden during the three weeks?

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Are engagements permitted?

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Which type of music is forbidden?

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May one learn or teach to play an instrument?

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Can you without musical accompaniment?

It is permitted to sing

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Could you dance without musical accompaniment?

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Can a women have a haircut?

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Can children have a haircut?

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Could a boy have his first haircut
when reaching the age of three during the 3 weeks?

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Can I trim my beard?

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Could I trim my mustache?

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Can I shave my legs?

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Could I pluck my eyebrows?

Yes

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Is it ok to buy new shoes for Tish B’Av?

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Can I shave my beard during the 3 weeks
if I just finished mourning my father?

Since you were unable to shave or have a haircut before the three weeks,
you may do so until Rosh Chodesh

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