Honoring one’s parent during a meal

Honoring one’s parent during a meal:[1]

One should precede his parent prior to other people regarding all matters.

Preceding by a meal:[2] Thus, for example, by a meal that the child is hosting the father and mother should receive their food portion prior to others and should receive the best of the food portions.

Preceding by a Zimun:[3] When making a Zimun one should precede asking permission from his father prior to asking permission from others.

Washing hands first:[4] When washing hands prior to a meal [that the child is hosting] one should allow his parent to wash his hands prior to everyone else.


[1] Encyclopedia Talmudit Erech Kibud Av Vaeim Vol. 26 p. 383 footnotes 177-181

[2] Sefer Chassidim 579

[3] Shach Y.D. 242:27

[4] Aruch Hashulchan 240:11

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