Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach: Shiduchim During The Nine Days

lechayimSomeone asked Rav Shlomo Zalman if he should wait until after Tisha B’Av to follow up on a proposed shiduch. Rav Shlomo Zalman held his hand and said he should even meet the girl on Tisha B’Av if necessary. During a walk through the Shaarei Chesed neighborhood Rav Shlomo Zalman stopped and pointed to a house and commented, “In that house lives a tzaddik who met his wife for the first time on Tisha B’Av.”

Regarding the dress code for a date in the nine days, Rav Shlomo Zalman advised to wear a nice jacket but not shabbos clothing. (Aleihu Lo Yibol OC 314-315). Revach.

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  1. #3, LOL.

    In all seriousness though, please go buy your wife a gorgeous boquet of flowers and tell her what a wonderful woman she is for marrying you.

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