Tisha B’Av

  1. When Tisha B’Av falls on a Sunday (Shabbos on Erev Tisha B’Av), which prayer is omitted at Minchah on Shabbos? Why?

  2. in such a case, by which time must Shalosh Seudos (the third meal) be finished on Shabbos/Erev Tisha B’Av?

  3. And are there restrictions in Torah study on Shabbos afternoon? Should one take a pleasure stroll?

  4. And when are shoes removed on Motzei Shabbos? Why?

  5. And are there any restrictions in the enjoyment of this Shabbos (Erev Tisha B’Av)?

  6. And when is Havdala made? Do we recite any part of Havdala after Shabbos?

  7. Finally, if someone forgot to say Atah Chonantanu what should he do?

  8. What five tragic events happened on Tisha B’Av?

  9. What five things are prohibited on Tisha B’Av?

  10. On which other day are these five things prohibited?

  11. Who is exempt from fasting on Tisha B’Av?

  12. Do these people have any restrictions in eating?

  13. Those who eat must first recite Havdala. Why?

  14. May one take medications on Tisha B’Av?

  15. Washing is prohibited. How do we wash negel vasser?

  16. Is any washing (besides ‘mitzvoh washing’) permitted?

  17. May one wash one’s eyes on Tisha B’Av?

  18. May one wash foods when doing so causes the hands to be washed too?

  19. Which activities are prohibited under the heading of ‘anointing’?

  20. May one use creams, etc., for medical reasons?

  21. May we wear any other leather garments besides shoes?

  22. In certain cases a person is permitted to wear leather shoes. When?

  23. Why is there a prohibition on learning Torah on Tisha B’Av?

  24. Which parts of Torah may one study on Tisha B’Av?

  25. May we greet someone or respond to a greeting on Tisha B’Av?

  26. Which other activities are prohibited on Tisha B’Av because they divert one’s mind from mourning?

  27. Until when is sitting on a chair (12 inches or higher) prohibited?

  28. Is smoking permitted?

  29. What type of work is permitted on Tisha B’Av?

  30. What warning is given to one who engages in prohibited work on Tisha B’Av?

  31. Why is the paroches (curtain in front of the Ark) removed?

  32. Someone who is sitting shiva, may he go to shul on Tisha B’Av?

  33. Why is the lighting in shul dimmed on Tisha B’Av?

  34. Why do we skip Tiskabel in the Kaddish of Tisha B'Av?

  35. What is the special way Eicha (Lamentations) is read?

  36. How do we decrease comfort in sleeping on Tisha B’Av?

  37. Why are tallis and tefillin not worn on the morning of Tisha B’Av?

  38. Which brocho do we skip in the morning brochos?

  39. Why don’t we say Tachanun or Avinu Malkeinu on Tisha B’Av (as on other fast days)?

  40. What is the Torah reading on Tisha B’Av? How many aliyos? Who gets maftir?

  41. What do we recite after krias haTorah (after davening)?

  42. What is said during the when we put on tefillin in the evening?

  43. What are the krias haTorah and maftir during Minchah?

  44. What is the special additional prayer in the Shmoneh Esrei of Minchah?

  45. If one forgot to say this prayer, when can he correct it?

  46. Which special mitzvoh do we look forward to on Motzei Tisha B’Av? How do we prepare for it?

  47. When do the prohibitions of the ‘Nine Days’ become permitted again?