Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Balancing parental honor vs. other mitzvot


If honoring one's parents would mean failing to performing a different mitzvah, and the other mitzvah could be performed by other people, then one should take care of honoring his parents.

If the other mitzvah cannot be performed by others, though, and the opportunity for the other mitzvah will be lost if one first takes care of honoring his parents, then one should take care of the other mitzvah first.

(Code of Jewish Law Yoreh Deah 240:12)

Have a great day,

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