Day: July 16, 2021

Revivim, rabbi Eliezer Melamed
Revivim

Reflections on Tisha B’Av, and the Laws of the Fast when it falls Out on Saturday Night

On Fast days, Torah scholars are especially required to engage in loving concern for others, and avoid condemning them * When Tisha B’Av falls out on Motzei Shabbat, Seudat Shlishit is eaten as usual, but one must be careful to stop before sunset * Someone who is sick and needs to eat on the Fast should make Havdalah over beer, and if he does not have beer, over coffee * Shoes or sandals that protect the foot from rough terrains should not be worn, even if they are not made of leather