addition to the restrictions of The Three Weeks:
do not eat meat (including poultry) or drink wine except on Shabbat.
are exceptions to the restriction on meat in the case of a special meal
associated with a mitzva (Brit milah, Pidyon Haben or
a Siyum), health problems or severe economic hardship).
do not do construction if the primary purpose is pleasure (building
a pool) or aesthetic (painting). We do not plant trees intended for
fruit or fragrance.
do not launder or dry-clean clothing during this period even for use
after Tisha B'Av. We do not sew, weave, knit or buy new clothes.
do not put on fresh clothing for the first time during this period (except
for Shabbat). The clothing should be worn once before the Nine
Days (even for a little while as a symbolic gesture).
do not bath for pleasure - except for Friday in honor of the Shabbat.
(Washing or showering in non-hot water to remove dirt and perspiration
We do not
It is preferable
not to engage in disputes with non-Jews during the month of Av.
of these restrictions have exceptions which may apply in special circumstances.
One should consult an appropriate rabbinical authority with any questions.