Sitting Shiva in a Hotel

Question

Is renting a hotel as a place to sit shiva allowed? I have seen many people do it, but never anyone Orthodox.

Though hopefully it is many years away, I realistically know we will one day have to sit shiva for a particular relative who is in a nursing home.

Our house is not a practical place to have over tons of shiva visitors.

5 months

Answers

  1. Yes, it is allowed.

    The accepted custom is to normally sit Shiva in the home of the deceased or in the home of one of the mourners, but there is no obligation to do so.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team