Thursday, July 16, 2015

Halachos for erev Shabbos in the nine days

 Erev Shabbos in the NIne days (or Chazon) one may cut their Nails for Shabbos since it is not shavua shechal bo.
One may polish their shoes only with liquid polish according to most poskim.
One may brush a hat on erev shabbos since it is not considered washing clothes.
Showering is a machlokes if you are allowed kol gufo, the minhag is to be meikel but to use warm water.
Tasting food that is fleishigs, some poskim- Mekor Chayim 551:9  writes "A woman who needs to taste the Shabbos foods while cooking may do so on Friday afternoon after midday" others hold you can taste but not swallow and must spit it out. (Shmiras Shabbos Khilchasa 42:61 on Erev Shabbos during the Nine Days, you may also taste the food. However, one should try not to swallow food containing meat ingredients)
Children may eat meat before Shabbos up to 2 hours before the zman according to Rav Moshe Feinstein in Igros Moshe, others (Eliyahu Rabba) hold they may start even from Chatzos.
Chatzos, Midday  this year is 1:02 pm on August 1, 2014

If one makes an early Shabbos on Erev Shabbos  he may eat Meat after the Plag this year at 6:51pm.

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