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Repairing Clothing During The Nine Days

The Daily Halacha Moment - Repairing Clothing & 9 days 🧥


״כל השונה הלכות בכל יום - מובטח לו שהוא בן העולם הבא״ (נידה עג ע״א, מגילה כח:)


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Question:

May one repair clothing during the 9 days?


Answer:

One may not repair or make new clothing during the shavua shechal bo, and one should try to refrain from doing so from Rosh Chodesh.

However, one whose business is to fix and fit clothing may continue until the shavua shechal Bo. [1]

A worker who is employed to fix clothing may continue to work if he will lose money by not working on these days; in fact, he may even work on Tishah B’Av itself. Such a person should try to work as discreetly as possible. [2]

Similarly, women should also refrain from knitting during this period of time. [3]


Sources:

[1]. Shulchan Aruch 551:7; Chazon Ovadia, Arba Taaniyot, p. 207.

[2]. See Ben Ish Chai, Devarim 1:11; Chazon Ovadia, Arba Taaniyot, p. 208.

[3]. Kaf HaChaim 551:116; Chazon Ovadia, Arba Taaniyot, p. 207


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