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I recently heard from a couple of Bnei Brak Wizniter chassidim that their rebbes (R' Yisroel and R' Mendel) wore new clothing for Pesach 5772, less than a month after their father passed away.

How could they do so when it is standard mourning practice not to wear a new garment within thirty days of a relative's passing?

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The answer to your question is very simple. Someone else wore these new garments prior to the Rabbi wearing them. See Nitei Gavriel Aveilus2 10:12:21.

  • It appears to me that this would only work after finishing shloshim. However, it got me thinking: Maybe the rebbes didn't put on the new garment until after yom tov came in, thus terminating shloshim. And then they could put one something someone had worn before them. – Adám Oct 12 '15 at 17:29
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    Can you cite evidence that someone else wore the clothes? – msh210 Oct 12 '15 at 17:30
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    @msh210 The fact that the Muncatcher rebbe had someone wear his clothing first makes it likely, no? Maybe I can ask one of the people close to the rebbe... I work for Bnei Brak Wiznitz' administration. :-) – Adám Oct 12 '15 at 17:32
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    @msh210: No I do not have evidence, yet I am sure that they would not wear new cloths otherwise. – Gershon Gold Oct 12 '15 at 17:33
  • on yontiff one does not show outward signs of mourning. Additionally many wear new garments on yontiff to strengthen the reason we would be saying a shehechiyanu on both nights during kiddush or during bentch licht. – Dude Nov 5 '15 at 18:38
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When Pesach started, it cut short sh'loshim (the "thirty days" you speak of).

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