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Burial of stillborn baby

Burial of stillborn baby

Question:
What is the halakhic source of some chevra kadisha to not allow parents to attend the burial of a stillborn baby or to know the place of burial
Answer:

There is no actual prohibition in attending the funeral. As with many practices of the chevra kadisha, this is minhag passed on through the generations. Many of them have their source in kabbala.

Perhaps this minhag is connected to the fact that according to most poskim there is in fact no Biblical obligation of burial as with other people. While we do in fact bury stillborns with utmost care and respect, perhaps the custom became not to attend as with a regular person.

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