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Question: Are funerals allowed during holidays? 



Dear J.C.,

The answer is both yes and no. It really depends on the holiday. For example, you can have a funeral on Tu B’Shevat or Hanukkah, but not on Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or on the first and final days of the festivals of Pesach, Sukkot, and Shavuot.

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