Walking for pleasure on Tisha Beav

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Pleasure walks and public areas:[1]

Some opinions[2] rule one is not to go for walks on Tisha B’av, such as to the marketplace, being that doing so can lead to frivolity.[3] [Practically, this is the final ruling[4], and we are stringent in this matter even on Erev Tisha B’av.[5] For this same reason, one should not walk around in groups on Tisha B’av.[6]]


[1] Michaber 554:21

[2] Kol Bo; There are no Poskim who argue on this matter. [Kaf Hachaim 554:95]

[3] The reason: The reason for this is so one’s mind not be diverted from the mourning.

[4] Kaf Hachaim 554:95

[5] Rama 553:2

[6] M”B 559:41 in name of Shlah

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