Days when tradition dictates visit the grave:

  • On the seventh day after the funeral.

  • On the thirtieth day after the funeral.

  • In Yortsayt - the anniversary of the death of the Jewish calendar (in the first year after the death mark the anniversary of the funeral, and not death). Calculate the date of death on the Jewish calendar, click here

In these days come to the grave, read psalms and prayers, give a donation - tzedakah. If these days falls on a Saturday or a holiday, then visit the grave the next day.

Terms of visiting the grave

Cohanim (descendants of those who served in the temple) forbidden to visit the cemetery.
According to Jewish law, are not supposed to lay on the grave of flowers or wreaths. Flowers laid on the grave, and even more so in the coffin - a relic of the pagan custom of sacrifice to the spirits of ancestors, a banned Jews. If by mistake already brought flowers, they can be put in graves without rites and ceremonies. Going to the grave, put his left hand on the gravestone. Not accepted to come to the grave twice per visit cemeteries.

Days when not accepted to go to the cemetery

Do not visit the cemetery in those days, when not talking penitential prayer Tahanun, namely:

  • Saturday and holidays

  • Purim - 14th and 15th of the month of Adar

  • And also (except when these days fall yortsayt)

  • For the entire month of Nisan

  • Pesach Sheni - the fourteenth day of the month of Iyar

  • On Lag B Omer

  • The month Sivan - with the new moon and to the twelfth;

  • Ninth of Av;

  • The fifteenth of the month of Av;

  • With Yom Kippur until the end of the month of Tishrei;

  • In Hanukkah;

  • Tu B Shvat - the fifteenth day of the month of Shevat;

  • Purim-Kata (14 and 15 of the first month of Adar in a leap year);

  • Rosh Hodesh (beginning of the month).

In the remaining days visiting the cemetery is not regulated. Grave is visited by following the dictates of the heart.

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