Laws Of Tish'ah B'av
4. A mourner may attend the synagogue services on Tish'ah B'av, in the
evening and during the day until the "kinos" are completed (1). He is
allowed to be called up to the Torah and to recite the Haftorah (2).
[Although normally this would be forbidden,] on this day we are all mourners.
(1) Normally, a mourner may not leave his house during the first three days
of mourning, even to go to the house of another mourner. There are
authorities who rule that this prohibition applies even on Tish'ah B'av
(and therefore, he may not attend synagogue at all). The Mishna Berura
559:24 cites Rav Shlomo Kruger's compromise ruling that on Tish'ah B'av, a
mourner during the first three days may only attend synagogue during the
day, when many kinos are recited (and he would be upset at missing the
opportunity to recite them with the congregation), but not at night.
(2) Permission for a mourner to be called to the Torah or recite the
Haftorah on Tish'ah B'av, is not mentioned explicitly in the Shulchan Aruch
or Mishna Berura.
Halacha-Yomi, Copyright (c) 2002 Project Genesis, Inc.
HAAZINU AND ELUL / ROSH HASHANAH:
Listen Up! Here's the Brochah
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5766
One Year Later...
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5763
How Close Is Hashem to Us?
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5763
Call of the Shofar
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5760
Money Can't Buy Happiness
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5762
The Month of Elul: Customs
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758
The Custom of Eating Symbolic Foods
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755
Moshe's Final Song
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5770
Nerve Centre of the Year
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5763
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5763
To Crown a King
Shlomo Katz - 5767
Developing Our Sixth Sense
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5761
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5765
No Threats, Just Decisions
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5759
High Holidays & Sound Investments
Jon Erlbaum - 0