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Nitei Gavriel Aveilus1 85:11:14 brings in the name of the Brisker Rav that just going to visit the Aveil, even if nothing is said, is considered Nichum Aveilim.


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The Pnei Baruch brings down that an ovel should ideally not leave the shiva house during the week of the shiva even for a dvar mitzvah. He brings the Terumas HaDeshen 290 where he notes that the concern is that the ovel may forget that he is in mourning whilst he is outside of the shiva environment. However that being said, he says here (letter zayin) that ...


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Nitei Gavriel Aveilus-1 108:1 says that an Aveil during the Shiva is not supposed to sit on a regular chair. Sources are Shach 387:1, Chochmas Adam 165:17, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 211:1. 108:4 he mentions in the name of the Aruch HaShulchan that one who is weak, elderly, a pregnant lady or a nursing lady may sit on a regular chair. I am not aware of any ...


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It appears from Chachmas Adam 153 with the paragraph starting with the words "מי שמת בתפיסה ולא ניתן לקבורה" that when the family can not bury the body... if the relatives give up on burying the deceased for whatever reason, the aveylus begins. it's possible to have implicit "giving up of hope" and then aveylus begins. if they can not ...


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