# 2785 Halevai No Levayah

Q My aunt passed away before Tisha Beav and in order to have her two sons who live overseas attend the levayah, it was postponed to Tisha Beav, since they find it very difficult to travel these covid times. Since her husband passed away about a year ago and the matzeva was ready, they decided to do the unveiling also on the same day. A few questions.
1) If you do a levayah on Tisha Beav can it be done before chatzos or does it have to wait until the afternoon?
A. It is apparent from Poskim that a levayah should should be done early, since it is a most important mitzva and the principle of “zerizim makdimin” applies, therefore it should not be delayed after chatzos when possible.
Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is similar
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a

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