Halachically Speaking: Zecher L’Churban (Part 7)


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A chosson does not wear a crown by the chasana, and the kallah does not wear a crown of gold, silver, or precious stone because of zecher l’churban. The Aruch Ha’shulchan says he is not sure what crowns this is referring to.  

Wearing Less Jewelry 

Women who get dressed up should not put on all of their jewelry and should leave one piece out because of zecher l’churban. Since today, women have a lot of jewelry and they never put all their jewelry on at the same time anyways, so this halacha would not apply.  

Less of a Meal 

When preparing a meal (even a seudas mitzvah) one should not prepare completely and should leave a food item out. This does not have to be done on Shabbos or Yom Tov. Some are lenient with this halacha. Some say one should leave an empty plate on the table to show that there is supposed to be more food which was left out as a zecher l’churban. This does not seem to be the common custom.  

Compiled by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits who can be reached at[email protected]

Reviewed by Rabbi Ben-zion Schiffenbauer Shlita

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