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Aveilus and giving gifts


If someone is in the year of aveilus for a parent may the person send a cake or fruit platter in honor of someone’s simcha as a way of participating in the simcha or is this considered giving a gift which would not be permitted.


Since we are noheg that an avel may greet people during the 12 months, therefore he may also give presents, however they shouldn’t be very fancy.


Rema 385-3, Taz O:CH 696-3, M:B 696-21 that if the minhag is to greet an avel during the year, then it is permitted.  R’ Y. Cahen shlit”a.

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