R’ Tzvi Yaakov Stein: Hilchos Shabbos Tisha B’av


Erev Shabbos

• Regular showers can be taken. Cooler is better.

• No touring etc.


• Shabbos guests that you normally have over are allowed.

• All foods are allowed.

• No marital relations unless it’s Mikva night or if the husband was out of town. Touching is allowed.

• Regular learning is allowed until chatzos on Shabbos. After that, Tisha B’av learning is preferable. However if you’re going to end up wasting time then it’s better to learn regular subjects.

• Shabbos zemiros are allowed.

• After chatzos, no Shabbos walks etc.

• Pills to make the fast easier can be taken on Shabbos just don’t say that it’s for the fast day.

Seudas shlishis

• A regular meal is served.

• Even meat is allowed to be eaten.

• No eating ashes etc.

• Usual guests are allowed.

• Eating has to be done by sunset.

• A mezuman can be made by Birchas Hamazon.

• All other restrictions don’t start until after Shabbos is over.

Motzai Shabbos

• Say baruch hamavdil bein kodesh lechol.

• Change clothes and shoes.

• Bracha on Fire is made in shul before maariv. If women are going to stay home then the Bracha on fire should be made by a man at home.

• No havdala until Sunday night.

• If one isn’t fasting then havdala is made before eating. No hinei kel etc. No Bracha on besamim is made.

• Women who aren’t fasting can either:
1- make havdala themselves on coffee or beer.
2- have a man make havdala for them and she drinks it.
3- she davens maariv and says atah chonantanu in the Bracha of chonen hadaas and then she can eat. Then she’ll hear havdala Sunday night.

• Dirty dishes from Shabbos should preferably not be washed unless they smell etc.

• If the dishes will be washed then it’s preferable to use gloves.

Sunday Night

• Havdala is made before eating. No Bracha is made on fire or besamim.

• Havdala should be made on coffee or beer.

• No drinking wine or eating meat.

• Laundry, haircuts, and showers are allowed immediately after the fast.

• Better not to listen to music but it’s allowed.

~ Halachos of Tisha Ba’av day will be sent out in a separate post.

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