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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    R Tukachinsky, actually, explicitly says in 3:17:3 that one never tears on seeing the Kosel. His comments in 3:17:4 are about seeing the place of the Azara on the Temple Mount.
    – Double AA
    Commented Dec 25, 2015 at 5:21

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