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# Beit Din cannot initiate a series of fasts on Tu BeAv, but if they began already, one would have to fast on Tu BeAv according to the letter of the law. Nowadays, this does not apply. If they instituted that one should abstain from meat at a certain interval and didn't realize it would coincide with Tu BeAv, one may eat meat if he has a seudat mitzvah on that day. An individual, however, who takes this upon himself, may not eat meat even on a seudat mitzvah.<ref>Chayei Adam 2-3:132:2</ref>
# One who gets married on Tu BeAv may not fast.<ref>Chochmat Adam 129:2, Derech HaChaim 223:2, Yechaveh Da'at 1:81 and 4:61, Yalkut Yosef (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 455:18; Sova Semachot I, Chuppah veKiddushin 3:7)</ref>
# Some begin a series of forty days of fasting after Tu BeAv, corresponding to the forty days Moshe Rabbenu was on Har Sinai. Although those forty days begin with Rosh [[Chodesh Elul]], the series is begun earlier due to the days one may not fast, such as [[Shabbat]] and [[Rosh Chodesh]]. If one wants to space out the fasts even more, he must begin from after [[Tisha Be'Av]].<ref>Yosef Ometz (Yospa) Siman 496</ref>
==Torah Learning==
# As the nights begin to elongate, one should increase his daily [[Learning Torah|Torah learning]].<ref>Ta'anit 31a, Bava Batra 121b, Yalkut Yosef (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 459:26, Yoreh De'ah 245:30). See Yosef Ometz (Yospe) Siman 495 who reconciles this with the general imperative to get a sufficient amount of sleep regularly.</ref>

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