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1 Kislev 5778

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Shabbos and Yom Tov

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  1. Shabbos is counted as one of the seven days, although obvious demonstrations of mourning are forbidden.
  2. On Shabbos, marital relations, washing, and Torah study are forbidden, because these activities are not obvious to others.
  3. He may greet others on Shabbos and say "Gut Shabbos."
  4. He may recite the weekly Torah portion by reading the text twice and the Targum once.
  5. Yom Tov interrupts the seven day period of mourning. Even if the burial was right before Yom Tov, it is considered as if the seven days are over.
  6. If the burial took place during Yom Tov or Chol Hamoed, obvious mourning demonstrations do not begin until after Yom Tov. The last day of Yom Tov (outside of Israel) is considered the first day of the seven day period of mourning, although the obvious mourning laws do not begin until after Yom Tov.
  7. There are differences concerning the various Yomim Tovim as to how to calculate the thirty day period. A competent Orthodox Rabbi should be consulted.
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