Question:

  1. I am in the year of aveilus for my mother. Can I attend a retirement dinner for a fellow teacher?
  2. Also, can I use money that was given to me by a parent in appreciation of teaching her child? Thank you

Answer:

  1. You may attend but you should not eat there.
  2. You may get such presents because they are essentially a form of payment for the work that you did.

 

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