# 2798 A Clean Brake

Q. Thanks you for the information. Also can I ask you if I am allowed to wash cloths tonight (Motzei Tisha Beav) and shower and changing the linens.
Thanks very much. Have a easy fast, bisuros tovos.
A. Shulchan Aruch (O.H.558: 1) rules that the basic prohibitions of the nine days apply to Motzei
Tisha Beav and the following day also. According to the Rema’s opinion, only until chatzos of the day after.
However, Mishna Berura (ibid. 3) opines that when that day is Erev Shabbos as it is in this year, they are all permitted when done for the honor of Shabbos. Although some Poskim maintain that the Kovod of Shabbos begins only Friday morning, others assert that if the intention is dedicated truly for Shabbos, as it would be for washing laundry that my be difficult to do in the day, if it really is needed for Shabbos it could be done on Thursday night also, but only for clothing needed on Shabbos. Taking a shower would be permitted only if one is not planning to take one tomorrow before Shabbos. (Oz Nidberu 8: 40, Shevet Hakehosi3: 182, Piskei Teshuvos 558: 4).
Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that clothing can be washed on Thursday night, Motzei Tisha Beav, but showers and baths should be avoided until the day.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a

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