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Author:  dave
E-mail:  rabbidw@cs.com
Date:  1/10/2005 11:13:00 AM
Subject:  adoptee shiva
Message:  I understand that there is no chiyuv of shiva and no mitzva of shiva for an adoptee. But is there any ISSUR? Surely it is noy ossur to sit on a low stool and refrain from showering. Is it ossur to tear ones clothing? There may be a problem with refraining from pirya v'rivya, if that applies, but surely there must be things that the adoptee is allowed to do even if he is not required to .
Reply:  There is an issur of sitting Shiva if you are not required to.

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