All other things being equal Halachically, if you have two people with Yahrtzeits one for a mother and one for a father, who has priority with regards to getting an Aliyah (and/or davening for the amud and/or saying kadish), and why?


The halacha does not differntiate between one mourning for a mother or a father in terms of priority for any of the chiyuv davening activities. In fact, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 26:16 states that even one who is mourning for both a mother and a father does not get priority over one mourning for another relative.

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From sefer shraga hameir the one after the father has precedence. Since the father needs more zechusim in the next world since he had a harder time in this world. He has more mitsvot to keep and his yetser hora in sexual matters is a lot stronger like MZL which a woman does not have.

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  • Can you explain what "MZL" is? There's a lot of yeshivish terminology, these days, and I guess this may be one of them? If this is a transliterated abbreviation for something, please explain this in English for the benefit of our non-yeshivish / Hebrew readers. – DanF May 29 '18 at 22:39

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