Thursday, November 19, 2009

Funerals on Rosh Chodesh


Because Rosh Chodesh is a day of celebration, funerals held that day are altered to remove the strongest elements of mourning. Specifically: tearful eulogies are removed, as well as the tzidduk hadin [acceptance of Divine judgment] normally recited before kaddish at the graveside.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 420:2; Mishneh Berurah 420:2)

Have a great day,

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