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===Who is obligated?===
# A blind person isn't obligated to tear his clothing in mourningupon seeing on of these sights. <ref> Tzitz Eliezer 16:39, Rav Yechiel Michel Tucatzinski in Ir Hakodesh Vihamikdash 17:1 </ref># Children do not tear their clothing upon seeing these sights, even if they have already reached the age of chinuch<ref> [https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/890440/rabbi-hershel-schachter/are-children-obligated-in-observances-that-commemorate-the-destruction-of-the-beis-hamikdash-/ Rav Hershel Schachter - Are Children obligated in observances that commemorate the destruction of the beis hamikdash] based on Magen Avraham 561:6. see there for an interesting explanation why chinuch would not apply here </ref># One is obligated to tear his garments if he visits on a Friday. <ref> Rav Schachter Bi'ivei ikvei Hatzon 18 says that some people think that they wouldn't be obligated because the Rama YD 399:3 says that one doesn't mourn on erev pesach after mid-day. However, the Or Zarua Hilchot Aveilut 432 says this is only because of the korban pesach so this halacha wouldn't apply to a regular erev shabbat or erev yom tov. </ref>
# The practice nowadays is not to tear during Chol Hamoed. <ref> Rav Yechiel Michel Tukatzinski Ir HaKodesh V'HaMikdash 17:1 </ref>

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