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Why is the Basic Period of Mourning (the Shiva Week) 7 Days?
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Tuesday 31st December 2013

Rabbi David Mason of Muswell Hill United Synagogue expalins that Shiva in Hebrew means 7, but why 7? Rabbi Mason uses examples found in the Torah of Jewish leaders mourning for 7 days but goes on to explain deeper reasons.

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