Monday, July 28, 2014

Refraining From Eating Meat During the Nine Days

Refraining From Eating Meat During the Nine Days
Day: Monday
Date: July 28, 2014
Parshat: Devarim
Yalkut Yosef: 551

The accepted custom among Sephardim is to refrain from eating meat from after Rosh Chodesh through the tenth of Av. However, one may eat meat at seudat mitzvah, for example at a Brit or at a siyum of a friend. It is not okay to go to a siyum just to be able to eat meat, rather one must have some connection to the person making the siyum in order for it to be okay. Likewise, one who never makes a siyum with meat when finishing a masechet may not decide to make one now just to be allowed to eat meat during the nine days. Only if one normally does so may he make a siyum with meat during this time.

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