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Author:  yair hoffman
E-mail:  vze37jka@verizon.net
Date:  1/11/2005 11:33:00 AM
Subject:  Shiva Issur
Message:  Dear Rabbi,

With due respect, I am not sure that your response is entirely correct. If you look at YD 376:3 the Lashon of the mechaber and the Ramah seem to indicate that there is no prohibition in such a case (Different inferences). While it may be incorrect to do so (and perhaps this is what you meant), I do not think that there is a clear cut prohibition.. If I am wrong please enlighten me..


Yair Hoffman

: dave
E-mail: rabbidw@cs.com
Date: 1/10/2005 11:13:48 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.

Reply:  It says nothing about acting as if you are an avel. Please look over the Gemara and other sources. What is the difference between incorrect and assur?

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