Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Halocho #1136 - May one do work on 9 B'Av?

One may do "minor" work on the fast of 9 B'Av, such as turning on lights and driving. 

Any work that takes times, as well as all business dealings, should not be done until noon, so as not to get distracted from mourning the destruction of the Bet Hamikdash - the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. 

While one may go to work and open one's business on 9 B'Av afternoon, it's commendable not to. 

One may have a non-Jew do one's work on 9 B'Av, and one may do any work needed to prevent a monetary loss. 

 Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 124:15

 - Danny
 Tuesday, 2 Menachem Av 5773

Please daven for the complete recovery of a little boy diagnosed with lymphoma:
 יוֹנָתָן-שִׂמְחָה בֶּן לֵאָה-רִבְקָה

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