aninut n. (ah-nee-NOOT) The period of time from the moment of until burial. Since it is traditional for to be buried within a few days of death, this period lasts for only a few days at most. Because the family’s is on caring for the deceased and preparing for the burial, condolence visits, or shivah calls, are generally not made during this time.

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Eisenberg, J., Scolnic, E., & Publication Society. (2001). The JPS dictionary of Jewish words. Over 1000 entries for Jewish and life-cycle events, culture, , the and other sacred texts, and worship. Each entry has a guide and is cross-referenced to related terms.; “A JPS desk reference”–cover. (7). , : Jewish Publication Society.

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