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Wearing new (to me) clothes during aveilus


Is it permissible to wear used clothing (such as “hand me downs”) during the year of aveilus? In other words, the clothing is not actually brand new, but it is new (and therefore joyful) to me. Also, some of the clothing in question belonged to the nifteres, is that permissable?



It is permitted for a person in aveilus to wear used clothing that was used already by someone else, even if it was the nifteres.
Hamakom yinachem eschem b’toch shar aveilei T’zion v’Yerushalayim


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