We all heard about families sitting shiva if a child marries out of faith.

  1. Are there documented cases of this happening? (With all the rites of Shiva, not just cutting the child out of the family.)

  2. Is this halacha? Source?

  3. If the child really dies at a later time, is there an obligation to sit shiva again? Does this depend on whether he repented and returned between marriage and death?

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    Good questions, although I think 1 is a bit off topic as Jews not Judaism (2 and 3 are good questions, although I'm not sure whether they should be asked together or split into 2). And does Fiddler on the Roof count as a documented case? :) Jul 11 '19 at 16:27
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    The famous case for this is Rabbenu Gershom sitting Shiva when his son converted out of Judaism 1007 years ago
    – Double AA
    Jul 11 '19 at 16:39
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    Seems to me that #3 is a given Yes. The child is still Jewish, after all. As much as I like Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye doesn't always cite "The Good Book" correctly, and even Tevye knows that he's not a rabbi, even though it seems all his friends think he really knows everything, even if he is poor. So, no, it's not a good source.
    – DanF
    Jul 11 '19 at 17:23
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    @Israel how early do you want? Isn't it in Rishonim? Tur or Mordechai or something like that. I don't know the earliest source.
    – Double AA
    Jul 11 '19 at 17:25
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    @DanF - Even the Rabbi in Fiddler on The Roof doesn't always quote 'The Good Book' correctly
    – chortkov2
    Jul 11 '19 at 19:11

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