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Halacha - Not so frum parents and birthdays
Submitted by Adi Salama  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Shalom, I was wondering if there was any problem obeying the wishes of a parent who insisted on his goyish-date birthday being observed... I was also wondering what the Torah hashkafa is towards birthdays/wedding anniversaries in general! Thank-you
Answer: According to Halacha, there is no significance in a birthday or anniversary. However if your parents want i celebrated, it is an excellent opportunity to show hakaras hatov for everything they have done. Since the date itself has no halachic significance, it is irrelevant if the Jewish or secular date is observed.
posted:2011-04-14 11:05:03

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