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Sale during the nine days

Question: May clothing which is on sale at a very discounted price be purchased during the nine days? Does it matter that it won’t be delivered until after Tisha B’Av? Answer: It is questionable if clothing may be purchased because of a sale during the nine days. If it will not be delivered until after Tisha B’Av one may certainly be lenient. Otherwise one should refrain, unless it involves significant loss ...

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Repainting old furniture

Question: I was told that painting a house should not be done during the nine days. Does the same apply to repainting old furniture? Answer: It would seem that painting furniture is not included in the prohibition of “binyan shel simcha”, and thus would be permitted during the nine days. Never the less, in the absence of a specific need, it would be commendable to refrain from beautifying one’s home during ...

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Alterations during the nine days

Question: May one make alterations on a rented gown during the nine days to be used for a simchah after the nine days? Answer: If it is a minor alteration it is permissible. Major alterations which require taking apart and sewing the gown again, should not be done during the nine days. A chosson and kallah may make alterations during the nine days. מקורות: כל איסור תפירה ותיקון בגדים שמצינו בתשעת הימים הוא ...

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