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Question:

While it may be decent is one obligated to go to the funeral and shiva of a relative they have been alienated from for many years?

 

Answer:

Thank you for your question.

It is a chesed for the deceased, and perhaps the last chesed that you will do for this person, however it isn’t an obligation to go to the funeral. The same would apply to going to the shiva house. If the deceased is a relative that one has to sit shiva, that is already an obligation.

Best wishes

 

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