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year of aveilus – shoes ?


Are buying shoes in year of aveilus included in the ban on buying and wearing new clothes?


Buying shoes is not included in the ban of not buying of wearing new clothes in the aveilus year. The reason for this is since shoes are not considered a garment of enjoyment.


Daas Sofrim 37-46 based on Aruch Hashulchan 389-6 and  R’ Shlom Zalman Auerbach zt”l.

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