Delaying a Court case

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Delaying a court case with a gentile:[1]

One who has a court case against a gentile during this time is to find ways to delay it, as during this time a Jews Mazal is weak.


Until when is one to avoid a court case with a gentile?

Some Poskim[2] say this ruling extends until Rosh Chodesh Elul. Others[3] rule it extends until after the 10th of Av. Others[4] rule it extends until the 15th of Av.



[1] Michaber 551:1; Rav Papa Taanis 29

[2] M”A 551:2 in name of Rabbeinu Yerucham regarding avoiding a court case with a  gentile; M”B 552:2

[3] Kaf Hachaim 551:1 and 3; Ben Ish Chaiy Devarim 1; Aruch Hashulchan 551:11; M”B ibid “At the very least until after Tisha B’av”

[4] Glosses of Chasam Sofer 551; Yifei Laleiv brought in Kaf Hachaim 551:3; Rebbe in Shaareiy Halacha Uminhag 2:225 regarding moving

The reason: As good events occurred on the 15th of Av hence changing the tone of the month.

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