MOED KATAN 15 (30 Av) - Today's study material has been dedicated by Al and Sophie Ziegler of Har Nof, Yerushalayim, in honor of the Yahrzeit of Al's father, Bernard B. Ziegler - Binyamin Baruch ben Avraham (and Miryam) - on 30 Menachem Av.

Moed Katan Chart #6

Chart for Moed Katan Daf 14b-15b

THE LAWS OF AN AVEL, MENUDAH, AND METZORA

(A)
AVEL (1)
(B)
MENUDAH
(C)
METZORA
1 MUST BE OBSERVED
DURING CHOL HA'MO'ED
No Yes (2) Yes
2 PROHIBITED FROM
CUTTING HAIR
Yes Yes Yes
3 MUST WRAP HEAD
(ATIFAS HA'ROSH)
Yes ? Yes
4 PROHIBITED FROM
WEARING TEFILIN
Yes (3) ? ?
5 PROHIBITION FROM
BEING GREETED
(SHE'EILAS SHALOM)
Yes ? Yes
6 PROHIBITED FROM
LEARNING TORAH
Yes No No
7 PROHIBITED FROM
WASHING CLOTHES
Yes Yes Yes
8 MUST TEAR KERI'AH Yes ? Yes
9 MUST UPTURN BED
(KEFIYAS HA'MITAH)
Yes ? ?
10 PROHIBITED FROM
WORKING
Yes No ?
11 PROHIBITED FROM
WASHING
Yes ? ?
12 PROHIBITED FROM
WEARING SHOES
Yes ? ?
13 PROHIBITED FROM
MARITAL RELATIONS
Yes ? Yes (4)
14 PERMITTED TO SEND
KORBANOS
WITH SHALI'ACH
No (5) ? No
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FOOTNOTES:

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(1) The Gemara rules stringently in all of the laws of the Avel. All of the prohibitions and requirements listed here apply to him. The only leniency is that he does not observe Aveilus during the festival.

(2) This is the conclusion of Rav Yosef, based on the Beraisa which says that Beis Din may declare someone to be in Niduy on Chol ha'Mo'ed. (Abaye, however, rejects this proof; see Rashi DH Dilma and DH Ela. According to Abaye, it remains questionable whether the laws of a Menudah must be observed during Chol ha'Mo'ed.)

(3) Tosfos (15b, DH v'Yeshvu) points out that this refers only to the first one or two days of Aveilus, during which an Avel does not wear Tefilin, as the Gemara explains later (21a).

(4) This law applies only during his count of seven days, before he brings his Korbanos and becomes Tahor (as the Gemara teaches on 7b), but not during the days when he is a Metzora Muchlat, during which time he may be with his wife (Tosfos ibid.).

(5) The Gemara says that he may not send Korbanos "when he is an Onen." The Tosefta, however, says that during all of the days of Aveilus, he may not send Korbanos. This is also the ruling of Rashi Kesav Yad, as well as the Rambam and Talmid Rabeinu Yechiel. The Tosfos Rid, however, says that only an Onen may not send Korbanos.

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