Sunday, June 30, 2013

Halocho #1129 - May one get engaged during the 3 weeks?

We learned that the destruction of the Bet Hamikdash (Temple) started on 17 Tammuz with the breaching of the walls, and ended 3 weeks later when it was set alight. 

During this period of mourning we do not get married. 

Getting engaged is permitted during the 3 weeks. 

Until Rosh Chodesh Av one may even celebrate with a festive meal, but without music. After Rosh Chodesh Av one may not have a festive meal, but one may serve refreshments. 

One may even get engaged on a fast day, but no food may be served. 

 Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 122:1

 - Danny
 Sunday, 22 Tamuz 5773

Please daven for the complete recovery of little יוֹנָתָן בֶּן לֵאָה who will be operated on tomorrow.

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