Jewish Homemaking Weekly Printable Checklist for July 31-August 7
Tomorrow night is Rosh Chodesh Av, marking the beginning of the 9 days. This week’s checklist is centered around the requirements of the 9 days and may it be the last 9 days we ever have!
_____ Tomorrow night is the last time you can drink wine and eat meat so remember to plan dairy or pareve meals except for Shabbos.
_____ Get your laundry done now as we are not supposed to do laundry during the 9 days.
_____ Plan activities for your kids for Tisha Bav- many communities have Tisha Bav camps planned so if you aren’t a great faster, this can be a lifesaver for you!
_____ There is a great pill that you can take before the fast called “kali Zom” (easy fast), even if you are pregnant or nursing to ensure an easier fast. I took it last year and it helped a lot! Order it here: Easyfasts.com!
_____ Stock up on tylenol or acetaminophen if you get caffeine withdrawal headaches from fasting. I take one the night before, just as the fast begins, and it does help a bit.
_____ Ask a Rabbi if you are pregnant regarding fasting on Tisha Bav. Although it is one of the more stringent fasts, there may be some leniences for pregnant women.
Get started on this week’s Jewish Homemaking Weekly Printable Checklist for an easier Tisha Bav.