"From the eighth until the end of Yom Tov, when it was successfully proved that the Omer is counted from the day after Pesach, it is forbidden for Hespedim."
What does this mean? I dont understand what the reason for no eulogies is. Thanks so much tizku lemitzvot
Elan Kattan, Great Neck, NY
During times of Chag and happiness we are not allowed to be involved with sadness. Eulogies involve feeling the loss of the Niftar and this is forbidden.
These days of Nisan were recognized by Chazal as days of happiness for various reasons such as the days when they succeeded in debate against those who denied the Oral Torah. Eulogies must therefore be postponed until after these days.
All the best,