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1,366. A Minor Who Loses a Relative
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217:2 If a child loses a close relative, even if he reaches the age of majority during the week of shiva, he is exempt from all the requirements of mourning since he was exempt at the time of the relative’s passing. He should, however, observe the mourning practices of the twelve months for a parent, […]
1,365. One Who Neglected to Sit Shiva
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216:3 When it comes to the twelve months of mourning for a parent, we don’t say that part of the day is like the whole day. Just the opposite, the practice is to add the  day of yahrzeit and to observe all the restrictions of the twelve months on that day, even if it falls […]
1,364. Part of the Day
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216:1 On the final day of shiva, after the visitors depart from the mourner, all the things that were prohibited during the shiva become permitted. This is because the Talmud tells us that a part of the day is considered like the whole day. This rule excludes marital relations, which are prohibited  the entire day, […]
More Rules of Birkat HaMazon
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When To Repeat When saying birkat ha’mazon, you must repeat birkat ha’mazon if you forgot: Retzei on the first two meals of Shabbat. Ya’aleh v’yavo on the first two meals of any Jewish festival day (women only repeat if they forgot it at the Passover seder). Never repeat birkat ha’mazon if you forgot additions for: […]