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7. Grape Juice During the 9 Days 8. ha'Tov veha'Meitiv 9. Pilegesh b'Giv'ah
10. Mesei Midbar 11. 40 years in the Midbar 12. Rashbam's Shitah on 40 years in Midbar
13. Tu B'AV - graves 14. The Mikdash of Dan and Beis El 15. 40 years in the Midbar
16. Rashbam's Shitah on 40 years in Midbar

M K asks:

The gemara clearly says that wine fresh from the press - that is, grape juice - is permitted to drink even at the seuda hamafsekes on erev Tisha B'Av!

Yet the custom today is to forbid grape juice, and some even forbid grape juice flavoring the entire 9 days.

There is also a question if only pure grape juice, like the case in the gemara, is forbidden, or even if it is mixed with water or other juices, or from a concentrate.

M K, Brooklyn, NY

The Kollel replies:

The Shulchan Aruch records the custom to forbid wine straight from the press on Erev Tish'ah b'Av (1). Even though the Shulchan Aruch does not forbid such wine during the week of Tish'ah b'Av, other opinions do (2), which practically for Ashkenazim would mean starting from Rosh Chodesh Av (3).

Best regards,

Yishai Rasowsky


1. See the comment of the Gra here also

2. See Mishnah Berurah and Gra here