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1,342. Shoes
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209:5 The prohibition against wearing shoes only applies to those made of leather, not to those of cloth, rubber or other materials. This is because, halachically-speaking, the term “shoes” only refers to leather. A wooden shoe covered in leather is prohibited. Even though a mourner is not permitted to wear shoes, he still recites “Who […]
1,341. Anointing
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209:3 A mourner is not permitted to anoint himself for pleasure, not even a little. To do so in order to remove dirt, however, is permitted, and it is certainly permitted for medicinal purposes, such as if he has scabs on his head. 209:4 If a person must undergo an extended mourning period because he […]
1,340. Washing During Shiva and Shloshim
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209:1 A mourner may not wash his entire body, not even in cold water. To wash just his face, hands and feet, hot water is prohibited but cold water is permitted. Washing in hot water is prohibited the entire 30-day mourning period (shloshim), even just to shampoo one’s hair. Even washing one’s entire body in […]
1,339. Housework During Shiva
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208:14 Housework is not considered prohibited work for a mourner. A woman sitting shiva is permitted to cook, bake and perform any necessary household chores, but anything she doesn’t need is prohibited. Similarly, if a domestic servant became a mourner, even though she is paid to do the chores, she is permitted to do them. […]