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Author:  anonymous
E-mail:  not available
Date:  1/9/2005 6:05:00 AM
Subject:  Adoptee Shiva
Message:        
Author:      SW
E-mail:      stu_welk@hotmail.com
Date:      1/7/2005 10:13:25 AM
Subject:      shiva for adoptees
Message:      Message: does an adopted child who is a ger sit shiva for her adopted parents, shom she considers her real parents?

    
Reply: Tough issue, but nope. Ger or Jewish from birth.
CYA

What about the reverse...where the adoptee knows who his biological parents are? Does he sit shiva when they die?



       
Reply:      Yes, they are still his parents.
CYA

I don't understand the reasooning for this. What if the biological parents gave her up at birth. And what if she converted as an infant. Don't we learn that a parent is defined by how they brought up the child, not that they had a moment of intamcy?


   
Reply:  "Don't we learn that a parent is defined by how they brought up the child"
Can you please tell me where we learn that.
CYA

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