Visiting a cemetery on the day before the first of Elul

06.08.18

Pergunta

We have a custom to visit the deceased family members on the day before the first of Elul. 1. Is this a law or just a custom? 2. Can a woman come? 3. Should one come if otherwise there won’t be a minyan to recite Kaddish? 4. Does this help the deceased?

Resposta

1.This is just a custom.
2. A woman shouldn’t go when she has her monthly cycle.
3. Yes.
4. Yes.