prop. n. The nine days leading up to Tisha B'Av, generally considered a time of mourning in which it is customary to abstain from eating meat, washing clothes, getting haircuts, or shaving.
"The kosher restaurant has a 9 Days menu, which is all vegetarian and fish."
"My beard is starting to come in because I'm not shaving during the 9 Days."
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Nine Days, the Nine Days, the 9 Days
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