Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Halocho #218 - Do married daughters have to respect their parents?

Sons and daughters both have the same obligation to fear and respect their parents.

However, if a daughter has a conflict between respecting her parents or her husband, then her husband has priority.

However, if her husband doesn't mind, then her parents have priority.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 143:13

- Danny Wednesday, 6 Kislev 5769

Please daven for a complete recovery for Tamar bat Naama - תמר בת נעמה


  1. Is this reverse true, does a husband give his wife priority over his parents?

  2. No; a husband's parents have priority over his wife.

  3. Why is that exactly?

    What if the "in laws" cause distress to the wife - being critical and harsh - is there no Halacha that ensure the wife isn't insulted by the husbands family?