Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mitzvah #125 - Honoring parents

Honoring parents includes providing them with food and drinks, clothing and warm covers.

A child should serve his parents like a slave would serve his master.

One should not obey ones parents if they request one to transgress a Mitzvah or Halacha.

A father's honor takes precedence over the mother's honor, when there's a conflict.

A wife is exempt from this Mitzva if her husband prevents her from doing it.

One who doesn't take their parent's honor seriously has transgressed this Mitzva, unless the parents willingly allowed him to behave so.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "Honor your father and mother" (Shmot 20:12 - 5th of the 10 commandments)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 41

Shabbat Shalom uMevorach

- Danny
Thursday, 24 Nissan 5770, 9th day of the Omer

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