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I've been studying the Sugya of honoring the parents for almost a month now, and only today I stumbled upon Shu"A רמ"א that exempts converts from obligations to engage in burying his gentile parents.

I realized that nobody speaks of such a basic obligation of kids to their parents, as the Gemmorah only lists 3/6 (feeding, clothing and welcoming in and out). I know there's a Diun on the monetary obligation of the funeral, but no specific and clear obligation of burying itself.

There's a lot of Halokhos of honoring the parents after the funeral, but no reference to the funeral itself.

(Please help me to phrase the question properly)

How come?

  • i guess becouse it is obvious, kal vchomer from "feeding, clothing" – hazoriz Jul 2 '18 at 14:32
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    @hazoriz How is that a kal vechomer? The parent directly benefits from those. – Heshy Jul 2 '18 at 15:41
  • Clothing covers the fathers shame, you honor him by covering his shame, not being burried is the biggest same possible sefaria.org/Sanhedrin.82a.6 there seems to be no greater direct benifit – hazoriz Jul 2 '18 at 15:45
  • Also Maybe becouse the honor of the dead is on every jew he.wikipedia.org/wiki/כבוד_המת – hazoriz Jul 2 '18 at 16:30
  • @hazoriz Could it be the biggest shame possible with no obligation on kids? – Al Berko Jul 2 '18 at 16:59

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