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n. Mourning (Glinert).
"Avelim—those who have recently lost a next of kin—traditionally find expression for their avelut by observing seven days' confinement at home ('sitting shiva'), forgoing new clothes and musical entertainment, and reciting the kaddish prayer." (Glinert)
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אבלות avelut '(period of) mourning'
avelus, avaylus, aveylus, aveiles, aveles, avayles, aveilut, avelut, avaylut, aveylut, oveilus, ovelus, ovaylus, oveylus, oveiles, oveles, ovayles, aveyles, oveyles
Traditionally, one is in avelut for 11 months after losing a parent, or 30 days (called shloshim meaning 'thirty') for another relative.
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