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Assume the following:

  • We should tear kriyah at the Kotel ha-Maaravi (Western Wall) if we haven't been there in 30 days.
  • We don't tear kriyah on shabbat.

Now, answer this question: If I go to the Kotel ha-Maaravi on Shabbat, am I exempt from tearing kriyah if I go back on Sunday?

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Per Rabbi Yechiel Michel Tukachinsky - Ir Hakodesh V'Hamikdash 3:17:4 - if one sees the Kosel at a time when one does not do Kriyah as in your case, then one would not be required to do Kriyah if one sees it again within 30 days.

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Thanks for answering, best answer. – Adam Mosheh Jul 16 '12 at 15:09
Btw, I didn't know that Rav Tukachinksy was on the Internet. Very cool. – Adam Mosheh Jul 16 '12 at 15:10

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