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Pregnant Women Attending Funeral

May a pregnant woman attend a levaya?
What is the Inyan involved?
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A pregnant woman may attend a funeral, when necessary for a relative or someone close to her. Otherwise, she should refrain from being at a funeral or in a cemetery.


Two reasons are brought to refrain: because of the spirits that cause harm, and because the grief and pain may be dangerous for the pregnancy. See Shevet Hamussar 24:16, Shu”t Minchas Yitztchak 10:42:2.

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