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Tisha B'av Guide 2022

08/04/2022 12:30:15 PM


Rabbi Anthony Knopf

This year, the 9th of Av falls on Shabbat. As we do not fast on Shabbat, the fast day is postponed to Sunday. Below, please find a guide to the observance of this Shabbat and the Tisha B’Av fast.


  • Although meat and wine aren’t consumed in the nine days leading up to Tisha B’Av, this does not apply on Shabbat. Hence, one can enjoy meat and wine this Shabbat.
  • One may not go for a stroll this Shabbat.
  • The last meal eaten on Shabbat (seuda shlishit) is a regular Shabbat meal with none of the associations with mourning that generally characterise the pre-Tisha B’Av meal.
  • The fast begins before the end of Shabbat. Hence, one must be sure to stop eating and drinking by sunset (8:14 PM). One can wear regular shoes and sit on a regular chair until Shabbat goes out (9:06 PM).

After Shabbat

  • For those who are fasting, Havdallah is not recited this evening. However, we do say a blessing over the Havdallah candle. We will be saying this in synagogue after Shabbat. Those who are not going to synagogue can make the blessing at home.
  • It’s important to say the following phrase after Shabbat: “Baruch Hamavdil bein kodesh lechol”.

The Prohibitions of Tisha B’Av

  • The following are prohibited on Tisha B’Av:
  • Tallit and tefillin are not worn at Shacharit on Tisha B’Av. Instead, they are worn at Mincha.

After Tisha B’Av

  • After the fast, we make Havdallah. This consists of the blessing on the wine or grape juice and the blessing of havdallah (hamavdil bein kodesh lechol).
  • One shouldn’t eat or drink anything (aside from water) until Havdallah is made. 
  • Meat is not eaten until Monday
Tue, January 31 2023 9 Shevat 5783