Does Lag B’omer allow someone in shloshim to shave? ie break the shloshim?


Lag Baomer is the culmination or breaking of the aveilus for the talmidim of R’ Akiva, and although it is a happy day, it doesn’t break aveilus for relatives. It is similar to a person that loaleiu in shloshim for two relatives that died within one month; when the shloshim of one is over it doesn’t permit the shloshim of the other. Actual breaking of a shloshim is only by a real yom tov, such as succos etc.

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