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Taking delivery/picking up clothing purchased before the nine days


I bought shirts and pants from Amazon several weeks ago (before 17 Tammuz even) — and had them sent to a friend in NY, because they had agreed to bring them when they fly to Israel. They will be arriving in Jerusalem Tuesday — during the nine days. Can I pick up the clothing from the hotel desk during the nine days? I’m not sure if I have an alternative, as they are not staying until after Tisha B’av.

Is it okay l’chatchila to pick up/receive new clothing that was purchased before the 3 weeks & 9 days, or is this bidieved? We are Ashkenasi

If you post this shyla, please don’t use my name.


 L’halacha it is permitted since you didn’t buy it now. If you feel that getting the item will give you simcha and you don’t want to do it, that is a nice thing, but it is allowed.

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