I Had the first yortzait this week for my husband a'h. Can I do the
Hakomas Matzeva ceremony on Pesach Sheni
On question 277 in regard to fasting on a yortzait day on Pesach
Sheni we wrote: "Poiskim mention different traditions on Pesach
Sheni in regards to reciting Tachanun, saying Slichos when it
coincides with sheni chamishi vesheni, delivering eulogies and
Chulin 129b cites Megilas Taanis that includes Pesach Zeiro (the
Lesser Pesach as Pesach Sheni is also known) in the list of days when
eulogies and fasting is prohibited.
Shlomo (quoted in Sdei Chemed 5 p. 375) explains that although the
Megilas Taanis has been in general annulled, Pesach Sheini's
restrictions may remain, as we hope that soon the Bais Hamikdash will
be rebuilt and Pesach Sheni will be reinstated.
of some Ashkenazi and Lithuanian traditions do recite tachanun and
fast when needed on Pesach Sheni, while Chasidim and Sephardim do not
(Likutey Mahariach, Eishel Avrohom 131: 20, Maharsham 6:32, Yalkut
Yosef p. 649, Nitey Gavriel – Pesach 3, et al.)
Shlomo Miller’s Shlit”a opinion is that an individual should
follow his family’s tradition when it comes to fasting on a
yortzait on Pesach Sheni."
Shlomo Miller's Shlit'a opinion is that the same would apply to a
hakomas hamatzeva ceremony.
A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit'a