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On a weekday, this question is a non-starter: the onen is prohibited from making any blessing at all. (Shulchan Aruch Y.D. 241:1) On Shabbos, when the onen is permitted to attend the synagogue, Rebbi Akiva Eiger (to Y.D. 241:1) believes that he is nevertheless prohibited from getting an aliyah, as he is not allowed to study Torah. (I'm not sure if this is ...


If you view the shu't sefer as a cheftza of aveilus this should be mutar, otherwise not. So that if any enjoyment you get from the pilpul is subsumed in tzaar there is no mesamchei lev. But if you think it's interesting, you're probably not learning lishmah.


I couldn't locate any source that specifically addresses eating in a restaurant. But I am excerpting some items from this article: A mourner is defined in halacha as someone mourning during the 12-month mourning period for parents or the 30-day mourning period for the other five relatives (spouse, brother, sister, son, daughter). After 30 days, one ...

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