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Visiting a grave on Shabbat


Various Rabbis

14 Tammuz 5763
Is it true that you aren’t supposed to visit graves on Saturday? And why? If there is no son to say "kadish" for a father, can a close grandson say it instead?
In the Gemara is written that consoling the mourner is forbidden with a few bare exceptions. The reason is that on Shabbat a person should not upset himself. Visiting the cemetery is obviously depressing for a variety of reasons. A grandson may say Kaddish for his grandfather even though his father is still alive, as long as his parents agree. Rabbi Ro'i Margalit
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