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Shiv'a (shiv-ah) — lit., Seven; seven-day mourning period beginning after burial
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When Shiv'a (and Shloshim) Starts
When Shiv'a (and Shloshim) Starts: Normal Days
Shiv’a ( and shloshim) starts for a mourner who:...
Shiv'a: Business
Business during Shiv'a
An avel may not work and may not own an operating business during...
How Long Shiv'a (and Shloshim) Lasts
Duration of Shiv'a (and Shloshim)
Shiv’a lasts seven days. Shloshim lasts 30 days, beginning...
Shiv'a: Clothing
Clothing during Shiv'a
Mourners may not wear leather shoes for the seven days of shiv’a...
When Shiv’a Resumes
When Shiv'a Resumes: Chanuka
Shiva is not interrupted for Chanuka.
When Shiv’a Resumes
When Shiv'a Resumes: Purim
Shiva is interrupted for Purim and resumes (except on...
When Shiv’a Resumes
When Shiv'a Resumes: Rosh Chodesh
Shiva is not interrupted for Rosh Chodesh.
Shiv'a: Driving
Driving during Shiv'a
A mourner who absolutely must go somewhere may drive himself or...
When Shiv'a Ends
When Shiv'a Ends: Non-Onen Who Finds Out Later
If you do not hear about someone’s death for 30 days after the...
When Shiv'a Ends
When Shiv'a Ends: Onen
An onen ends shiv’a (and shloshim) with the household head...
Shiv'a: Greeting
Greeting during Shiv'a
A mourner may not greet someone in return but may acknowledge a greeting...
Shiv'a: Laundry
Laundry during Shiv'a
A mourner may not do laundry nor wear clean clothes for comfort during...
Shiv'a: Marital Relations
Marital Relations during Shiv'a
A mourner may not have marital relations and may not touch his or her...
Shiv'a: Torah Study
Torah Study during Shiv'a
A mourner during shiv’a may not study Torah, other than:...
Shiv'a: Washing, Haircuts, Shaving
Washing, Haircuts, Shaving during Shiv'a
An avel may not wash, shave, or get a haircut during shiv’a...
First Shiv'a Meal
First Shiv'a Meal: Prepared by Others
The mourners do not eat their own food for the first meal after the...
Bringing Food to Shiv'a House
Bringing Food to Shiv'a House
Bringing food to a shiv’a house is a non-binding custom, not a...
Shiv'a: Purpose
Shiv'a: Purpose
The purpose of shiv’a is to honor the dead person and the...
Shiv'a: Location
Ideal Location of Shiv'a
The ideal place to sit shiv’a is the home of the dead person,...
Shiv'a: Leaving the House
Mourners' Leaving the Shiv'a House
Mourners should not leave the shiv’a house even if they do not...
Shiv'a: Leaving the House
Shiv'a and Going Elsewhere To Sleep
If there is not enough space for all of the mourners to sleep in the...
Shiv'a: Minyan
Reason for Shiv'a House Minyan
The main reason for a shiv’a house minyan is to allow the...
Shiv'a: Furnishings
Shiv'a: Furnishing: Candle
Have a candle burn for seven days in the shiv’a house.
Shiv'a: Furnishings
Shiv'a: Furnishings: Mirrors
Cover all mirrors after the funeral in the house of mourning (...
Shiv'a: Furnishings
Shiv'a: Furnishings: Seat Height
 Mourners during shiv’a do not sit on normal chairs. Any...
When Shiv'a (and Shloshim) Ends
Shiv'a and Shloshim: Ended by Jewish Festivals
Shiv’a ends if a Jewish festival , Rosh Hashana, or...
Year-of-Mourning: Time Period
Mourner Period When Shiv'a or Shloshim Are Shortened
Someone who is mourning for parents is still a mourner for...
Shiv'a: Bathing
Bathing during Shiv'a
An avel should not bathe for pleasure and should only wash hands (to...
When Shiv'a (and Shloshim) Starts
When Shiv'a (and Shloshim) Starts: Jewish Festivals
For someone who dies during Rosh Hashana , Yom Kippur , or any of...
When Shiv’a Resumes
When Shiv'a Resumes: Jewish Festival
Shiv'a  that is interrupted by a  Jewish festival...
When Shiv’a Resumes
When Shiv'a Resumes: Shabbat
Shiv'a  that is interrupted by  Shabbat...
Shiv'a: Gifts
Gifts during Shiv'a
A mourner may not give gifts for seven days. It is not appropriate to...
Shiv'a: Shabbat and Public Mourning
Shiv'a: Entering Synagogue Friday Night
A mourner enters the synagogue on Friday evening before Mizmor shir...
Shiv'a: Shabbat and Public Mourning
Shiv'a: Mourning on Shabbat
A mourner does not mourn publicly on Shabbat.
Shiv'a: Tefilin on First Day
Tefilin: First Day of Shiv'a
Mourners do not wear tefilin on the first day (the day of burial), but...
First Shiv'a Meal
First Shiv'a Meal: Bread and Egg
The first meal should be bread and a hard-boiled egg. After that meal,...
Shiv'a: Location
Shiv'a in Several Locations
There may be more than one shiv ' a house for one dead...
Shloshim: Bathing
Bathing during Shloshim
For the first 30 days, a mourner should not bathe for pleasure in hot...
Introduction to Mourning
Introduction to Mourning
Who Is a Mourner A mourner is defined in halacha as someone...
Shloshim: Clothing
Clothing during Shloshim
Do not wear newly purchased clothing during the first 30 days of...
Shloshim: Haircuts
Haircuts during Shloshim
Do not get a haircut for the first 30 days of mourning. When mourning...
Shloshim: Shaving
Shaving during Shloshim
If you shave regularly (can be every day or a few times each week), you...
Shiv’a: Make Up
No Make Up for Mourner
A mourner should refrain from wearing make up during shiv’a .
Attire: Shoes
Leather or Synthetic Shoes in Halacha
In Jewish law, only leather shoes are considered to be...
Being an Onen
Onen Restrictions
An onen is prohibited from doing positive mitzvot so as not to be...
Being an Onen
Onen Traveling with Body
An onen who accompanies a body to a foreign country for burial may...
Kri'a: Who Tears
Children and Kri'a
When a parent has died, the children must tear “ kr’ia...
Kri'a: How Often To Tear
Kri'a: How Often for a Parent
When mourning for a parent, you must tear kri’a throughout the...

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