The three weeks from the fast of the 17th of Tammuz (SUNDAY!) through the fast of Tisha B’Av are traditionally somber times of mourning. There are several restrictions, including hair cutting and making shechechiyanu, that start then. As we get closer to Tisha B’Av, they instensify.

Here‘s a good link to a source for an overview of the laws (Ashkenazic). If you know of an online Sefardic source, please let me know!

So time to get (and give) those haircuts today!


About Amital

A die-hard listmaker and observant Jewish mommy of 5, managing the challenges of life bit by bit with the help of a Shalom Bayit book and lists. And chocolate, of course. Lots of chocolate.

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