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Family vacation during year of aveilus

Question:

Are you allowed to go on a vacation with your family during your year of aveilus for a parent? If so, what are the restrictions?

 

Answer:

Hello,

Going on vacation for an avel depends on the circumstances. If it is needed for medical or mental reasons it is permitted. One should however be careful not to do joyful social activities such as swimming with others.

Sources:

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