Thursday, June 18, 2009

When a mourner removes his shoes


We said here that the prohibition against a mourner wearing leather shoes begins after burial.

In general, all of the laws of mourning begin when the grave is covered with dirt. However, one need not remove his leather shoes until arriving home from the cemetery. Many do remove their shoes at the cemetery, though.

(Code of Jewish Law Yoreh Deah 375:1)

Have a good day,

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