Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Brushing Teeth on a Fast Day

Brushing Teeth on a Fast Day
Day: Wednesday
Date: March 23, 2016
Parshat: Tzav
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 550

Ideally one should not wash out his mouth on a fast day. However, if necessary, on any of the minor fast days he can rinse his mouth out with less than a revi'it of water as long as he knows that he will not swallow any of it. Likewise if one needs to, it is also permissible for him to brush his teeth with toothpaste on a fast day with the same conditions. On Tish'a Be'av one should try to get by without brushing his teeth or rinsing his mouth unless it'll be extremely difficult for him not to. On the minor fasts it is permissible to wear leather shoes and shower in hot water as well as the other things that are forbidden on Tish'a Be'av.

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