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Painting room during 9 days

Question:

A bedroom in the home needs badly to be painted. If a relative offers to do the job for free but is only available to do so during the 9 days, can it be done, since if the owner waits until after Tisha b’av, he will have to pay someone else to do it causing a loss of money. The people involved in this question are not living off Tzadaka, but are financially tight. Thank you very much!

 

Answer:

Hello,
Although in general we do not paint rooms During the nine days, in your situation it is permitted. The reason is because if you don’t do it now, it will cost you a substantial amount of money later. This would be considered a hefsed meruba, therefore it is permitted.
Best wishes

 

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