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1,352. Changing Clothes
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211:8 If a mourner changes clothes not for pleasure but because of some need, such as if the shirt he was wearing got dirty, or because of hygiene, this is permitted even during shiva and on a weekday (i.e., not for Shabbos), so long as someone else wears the garment first. 211:9 The mourner is […]
1,351. More About Laundry During Shiva
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211:6 If someone had to sit shiva twice, one right after the other, his clothes may be washed with water only – though not with detergent, soap, etc. – and he may wear them. 211:7 From the conclusion of shiva through the end of shloshim, one is technically permitted to have laundered clothes and linens, […]
1,350. Freshly-Laundered Clothes
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211:4 The mourner is not permitted to wear a freshly-laundered garment during shiva, not even a shirt and not even in honor of Shabbos. Even sheets, blankets and hand towels may not be taken from the clean laundry. However, in honor of Shabbos, one may use freshly-washed tablecloths. 211:5 The mourner may not wash his […]
1,349. Tefillin During Shiva
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211:2 A mourner may not wear tefillin on the first day of shiva, whether this was the day of both the deceased’s death and the burial or the day of the burial alone. If the deceased was buried at night, the mourner may not wear tefillin the next day, and he may wear them the […]
1,348. Sitting on a Chair
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210:9 A mourner is permitted to recite the bracha of shehechiyanu, even during shiva, if a situation calls for it, such as on Chanukah, over a new fruit, etc. 211:1 The entire week of shiva, the mourner is not permitted to sit on a bench, nor on cushions or pillows; he may only sit on […]
The Five After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona)
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I. Al HaMichya Type and Volume of Foods Say al ha’michya after eating at least 1.3 fl. oz. (39 ml, or 1/6 cup) of non-bread foods baked from the Five Grains (wheat, rye, oats, barley, or spelt) within four minutes. Say al ha’michya if you ate a total volume of crust + filling of at […]
1,347. Exchanging Greetings
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210:7 Since the mourner is not permitted to exchange greetings, it goes without saying that he may not engage in laughter. Therefore, the entire week of shiva, the mourner may not hold a child in his arms so that he shouldn’t come to laughter. Similarly, the mourner is not permitted to engage in excessive conversation […]