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April 25, 2010 3:28 am at 3:28 am in reply to: Handed a Pen during Shiva – anyone know the story? #1006674
Amichai – I am sure that there is a back story – maybe something to do with that guys own family history or a particular shiva experience he had. But I am just curious if anyone knows what the back story is.April 23, 2010 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm in reply to: Handed a Pen during Shiva – anyone know the story? #1006671
I stand corrected, I looked it up – there are no greetings and visitors are to wait for the mourner to initiate. Still. There has got to be a deeper story here.April 23, 2010 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm in reply to: Handed a Pen during Shiva – anyone know the story? #1006670
First, I was under the impression that an Avel is not supposed to greet people, so your halacha seems to be contradictory.
But for argument’s sake, let’s say I agree with you – in that case, when I started a conversation with him, why did he run away? Also, I want to know the story. I was also mid-conversation when he interrupted – so why do this.
Clearly, this person has a back story behind it. Are you trying to tell me that he feels to many people are flouting halacha when making a shiva visit?