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A Concise Guide For Mourners
A brief guide and overview of the mourning process.
The first meal eaten by the mourners when they return home from the funeral is called the Seudat Havra-ah, the meal of recovery or condolence. It is a private meal for immediate family members and is not a public condolence event. At this meal the mourner...
Upon Return from the Cemetery... The Washing of Hands... The Condolence Meal... What is Eaten at the Meal of Condolence...
The koshering process for fowl is the same as for meat. In addition, there are extensive preparations of the fowl which are often left to be done at home.
In Hilchos Talmud Torah 1:1, the Alter Rebbe writes: When is a father obligated to begin teaching his son [verses from the Torah]? When [the son] knows how to speak. He should teach him the verses: Torah Tzivah Lanu Moshe and Shema Yisrael. As a child pro...
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