Levayas hames- is the mitzvah to go to the place where they are maspid the mes or to the place of k’vurah?
The mitzvah is to walk 4 amos towards the place of kevurah with the casket.
Related question: If you have to choose between going to the levayah or paying a shiva call, which should you do?
You are asking, if one had to choose between 2 mitzvos (levayas hames or nichum aveilim)and was only able to perform one of them, which one takes precedence. A shayla for a Rav.
going to the levaya b/c at the same time youre being menachem them
are you burying your husband?! lol
It is 2 separate Mitzvos. You cannot do nichum at the levaya…… only after kevura
Levaya is a chessed for the departed. Nichum is primarily for the living. 2 Mitzvos, 2 purpose, 2 times. The question will be if I can go to a levaya to “a” or be menachem by “b”, which takes precedence? That answer will be the same if I am conflicted by which to participate in if only one family is involved.
sorry I thought the question was go to the kevura or shiva