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Kaddish by Non Observant Son

Question: Is there anything wrong with a non-observant Jew saying kaddish for his mother on the day of her yartzhiet? would it be preferable to have an observant Jew say it instead or better the son? Answer: The son takes precedence over all others for saying kaddish, even if he is non observant. The son is the one who has the obligation to say kaddish because of Mitzvas Kibbud Av, and in addition it is the ...

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Waiting for Father to Light Ner Chanuka

Question: Because of my work I am unable to get home to light ner chanuka at the zman, I usually arrive home at about 7:00 – 7:30 at night. Could my family wait for me to light ner Chanuka, or must they light without me? Answer: As long as you arrive home while there are still many people walking around in the streets [until about 7:30], your family may wait for you to light. It would seem this is still wit ...

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