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Many semikha programs, including RIETS for example, require that students study Niddah & Avelut. There is no requirement that students enrolled there be married or mourners.


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When Rabbi Eli Mansour was teaching Gittin, I believe in the 11th Daf Yomi cycle, he noted at the beginning of each lecture that the sponsor was sponsoring it in the merit of it not needing to be a practical reality. As such, one might see learning the laws of avelut as a good thing before one becomes an avel in the merit of not becoming an avel.


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Rav Chaim Kanievsky was asked if a sick person is in critical condition is it permissible for the relatives to learn hilchos aveilus or is it poseach peh l'Satan? Rav Chaim answered that when it comes to learning Torah and halachos there is no concern, and one is able to learn these halachos, but it is preferable to give a little bit of tezedaka before to ...


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This question is based on a false premise: That the congregation says Tachanun because the Aveil is present. if an aveil (mourner) is present in shul during his week of shiva, the congregation does say Tachanun but the aveil doesn't. It's the opposite: If an Aveil davens at home in a Minyan, the entire Minyan doesn't say Tachanun, because he can't. Since ...


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If an Aveil is in Shul during the month of Nissan when Tachanun is not said, or if an Aveil is in Shul on Rosh Chodesh when no Tachanun is said, then no Tachanun is said by all, remains the rule. The rule of saying Tachanun when an Aveil is present is only that an Aveil does not make the Shul not say Tachanun. Thus in the case of a Chassan and an Aveil being ...


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