(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Torah Forum (c) Project Genesis

Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 23:57:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: Russell Hendel <  rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu>
Subject: Re: Respecting Your Children

<  <  I was wondering if the torah says that parents should respect their
children? Thanks! >  >

Yes. See Rambam Rebellious Elders 6:8 <  Even though children must respect
parents nevertheless parents should NOT be harsh or petti with them for it
might lead to rebellion..indeed a father who hits a grown son is
excommunicated because the father has VIOLATED THE BIBLICAL COMMANDMENT "Do
not put a stumbling block before the blind">

Russell Jay Hendel; Phd ASA; RHendel@Towson.Edu
Moderator Rashi is Simple