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6) THE SIX EVENTS OF TU B'AV (Cont.)
(a) (R. Masna) It is the day on which the dead of Beitar were allowed to be buried.7) THE DANCE OF THE GIRLS1. On that day, they established the Berachah of ha'Tov (that the bodies had not decomposed) ve'ha'Meitiv (that they were allowed to bury them).(b) (Raba & R. Yosef) It was the day on which they stopped chopping wood for the Mizbe'ach.1. (R. Eliezer ha'Gadol) From the fifteenth of Av, the sun's strength wanes, and they stopped cutting wood for the pyre as it wouldn't dry properly.
(a) The Mishnah said that the girls would borrow clothing from each other.1. A princess would borrow from the Kohen Gadol's daughter, her from the deputy Kohen Gadol's daughter, her from the daugher of the Kohen of war, her from the daughter of another Kohen, and other girls from everyone else, so as not to embarrass whoever didn't have.(b) The Mishnah said that all the garments required Tevilah first; this was true even if they were folded in a closet.
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