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1,266. If Someone Dies on Yom Tov
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196:12 If the deceased passed on Friday afternoon before Mincha so that it’s impossible to bury him before Shabbos, the onen may also daven Mincha before Shabbos. 196:13 If the deceased passed away on the first day of yom tov, if the surviving relative wants to have a non-Jew bury him on that day, then […]
1,265. The Bereaved Close to the End of Shabbos
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196:10 Near nightfall, the onen should recite the Shema without its brachos. He does not daven Maariv or make havdalah. The onen is permitted to eat without hearing havdalah (which is normally prohibited). After the deceased has been buried, he should make havdalah over a cup of wine. Even if the deceased is not buried […]
1,264. Losing a Relative on Shabbos
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196:8 If a person lost a relative and became an onen after the time for morning prayers arrived, if he didn’t yet daven and he will be an onen until after the time to pray has passed, he does not need to offer a compensatory prayer by davening the next Shemoneh Esrei twice. The same […]
1,263. Other Restrictions of an Onen
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196:6 So long as the deceased has not yet been buried, the onen need not remove his shoes and he is permitted to leave his home to tend to needs of the deceased. He is not, however, permitted to sit on a chair or sleep in a bed, and he certainly may not engage in […]
1,262. The Chevra Kadisha
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196:4 If a close relative of the deceased is in a different city but there are other relatives who are required to mourn where the deceased is, then the laws of an onen do not apply to the relative in a different place. However, if there are no other relatives where the deceased is, then […]
1,261. Exemption from Mitzvos
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196:2 An onen is exempt from all mitzvos, even if he doesn’t need to deal with the funeral arrangements, such as if others are taking care of things for him. Even if he wants to be strict on this, he is not permitted to be lenient out of respect for the deceased. The onen may […]
1,260. An Onen
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195:14 In our countries, the practice is not to tear on chol hamoed, except for a parent, whether on the day of the burial or upon hearing of the death – even if the news was delayed. However, if the parent died on yom tov, since the tearing must be pushed off, then he doesn’t […]
Types of Blessings
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Blessings: Morning (Birchot HaShachar) In the morning blessings, say she’asa li kol tzarki even if you are not wearing shoes (even on Tish’a B’Av morning). Blessings: Food: General Rules Food When No One Will Bless You should feed a poor Jew, even if he or she won’t say a blessing on the food. If a […]