Audio Roundup 2024:12

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by Joel Rich

I was asked from an individual who posted concerning a chayal kadosh’s family whether they wanted nichum from folks they didn’t know.

The person responded : I take it as a Mitzva to visit the Avelim. Besides, you never know, they might be looking for an Asiri for the Minyan.

My response

That is certainly true The essential nature is to do what the aveil feels will help. In a few situations on a WhatsApp group that I belong to there has been a call to pay visits, which later was rescinded, because the mourners felt overwhelmed. Hence my question.

Any data on this question or approach?

Interesting. I recently heard R Asher Weiss say a poseik shouldn’t have any “feeling” about the answer to a question but rather look at sources and see where they take him. This seems different from R YBS in c-c-c “my inquiry consisted only in translating a vague intuitive feeling into fixed terms of halachic discursive thinking”. Thoughts?

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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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