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If one's parents give permission for one to do so, then one may. For example, I was asked by my mother to say kaddish for an aunt who died without any children. However, if the parents object, then it is a matter of Kibud Av Ve'Aim (honoring one's parents) because they could regard it as expressing a wish that for them to die. As seen in the sources, it is a ...


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It may put your mind at ease to know a war was never waged against any nation until an opportunity for a peaceful outcome was offered. See Rambam here http://m.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1188350/jewish/Melachim-uMilchamot-Chapter-6.htm Here's a direct quote in Hebrew. הלכות מלכים ומלחמותיהם- פרק ששי א אין עושין מלחמה עם אדם בעולם עד שקוראין לו ...



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