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Standing for parents


My wife and I are baalei teshuva. Our parents are traditional. We have never observed the practice of standing up when our parents enter the room. Do we need to ask our parents explicitly whether they are mochel this practice? Or can we just assume that they are mochel. We are absolutely certain that they would think it strange if we stood up for them. My wife is hesitant to ask because she thinks it would make her parents angry.


Your question is very applicable nowadays, because in our society for better or for worse this is the way many of our parents will look at it. You can assume that your parents are mochel, and you don’t have to ask them if you know that they surely will be mochel it.

Best wishes

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