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Chinuch: Teach Them to Your Children

Rav Dovid gives a daily halacha at the Wall Street Synagogue in Lower Manhattan.
This series looks at the obligation to teach our children.
5 Elul 5768 listen Chinuch for Yom Kippur; Chinuch for Teshuva (17:19)
What are a child's obligations with regard to Yom Kippur and the Teshuva process? Does an adult need to do teshuva for the indiscretions of his or her youth? What about a ba'al teshuva?
Sources: OC 343:1 (Rama); MB 343:6; Ch"A 66; Yoma 8:4
13 Sivan 5768 listen Chinuch and Birkat HaMazon (15:23)
Chinuch for Birkat HaMazon is unique in that a child can fulfill his father's obligation.
Sources: OC 186:1-2; MB 186:1-7
10 Sivan 5768 listen Chinuch is all about Relationships (14:47)
Chinuch is all about relationships -- relationships with ourselves, with our children, spouses, friends, and with Hashem.
Sources: Ch"A 66:12
9 Sivan 5768 listen Parameters of Chinuch for Mitzvot Lo Ta'aseh (15:37)
Summary of various topics, including: handing a child an issur; handing a child an issur by way of a non-Jew; issurei d'rabbanan for a sick child; and circumstances where it is forbidden to eat (such as prior to kiddush and fast days.
Sources: Ch"A 66:6-10
8 Sivan 5768 listen Communal Obligation for Our Children (15:00)
All Jews are responsible for one another, so there are situations where every adult Jew has an obligation to educate every Jewish child. Two common cases: when a child does an issur for an adult; mitzvot ben adam l'chaveiro.
Sources: Ch"A 66:4-5
25 Iyar 5768 listen Chinuch for Mitzvot Lo Ta'aseh (14:22)
The Chayei Adam views chinuch for mitzvot lo ta'aseh as an obligation of every Jew -- and Rav Dovid adds, this mitzvah of chinuch is not just for children.
Sources: Ch"A 66:3
Dedicated as a zechut for Tzipporah Feiga bas Chana Breina that she should have the privilege of raising children in a life of Torah.
24 Iyar 5768 listen The Age of Chinuch; the Age of Understanding (15:16)
Chinuch for mitzvot lo ta'aseh begins as soon as the child understands "no." We protect our children from physical dangers; should we not be equally careful of spiritual dangers?
Sources: OC 343:1; MB 343:3,7-8
23 Iyar 5768 listen Allowing a Child to Violate an Issur (15:41)
A child picks up a forbidden food or begins to perform a forbidden act. Need we stop the child? Reprimand him or her? What if it isn't your child?
Sources: OC 343:1; MB 343:1-3
Dedicated for a refuah shleimah for Chaya Sarah Dinah bas Alta Bas Sheva
22 Iyar 5768 listen Giving a Child an Issur (15:22)
Under no (ordinary) circumstances can you hand a child a forbidden food or an opportunity to violate a Torah prohibition.
Sources: OC 343:1; MB 343:4-6
L'ilui nishmat Zissel Devorah bas Avraham Abish on the occasion of her yahrzeit.
18 Iyar 5768 listen Chinuch: Giving a Child Forbidden Food (14:48)
In some situations, we need not prevent a child from eating something when he shouldn't.
Sources: OC 269:1; MB 269:1-3
11 Iyar 5768 listen Chinuch for Mitzvot Aseh: Summary (17:18)
Educate a child according to his way; even when he ages, he will not depart from it.
Sources: Ch"A 66:1-2
10 Iyar 5768 listen Age Limits on Chinuch (15:36)
We don't teach children before they are ready.
Sources: MB 37:8; OC 106:1; MB 106:5; Ch"A 66:2
9 Iyar 5768 listen Chinuch at Various Ages; Chinuch for Various Mitzvot (15:08)
Chinuch for different mitzvot varies with the age and understanding of the child.
Sources: OC 17:3; MB 17:10; OC 37:3; MB 37:12
8 Iyar 5768 listen Chinuch for Mitzvot Aseh (14:37)
Introduction to chinuch: a look at Kiddush Lavana and Kriat Shema.
Sources: MB 426:1; OC 70:2; MB 70:6-9; Sha'ar HaTziun 70:7

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Wake Up! | Kavanah | Zmanim | Tzitzit | Tefillin | Brachot
Pesukei d'Zimra | Kriat Shema | Amidah | Geshem and Tal | Mincha
Kaddish | Amen! | Shabbos | Kiddush | Shofar | Teshuva
Rosh HaShana | Ten Days | Yom Kippur | Sukkos | Pesach | Sefirat HaOmer
Shavuot | Chanukah | Purim | Rosh Chodesh | Tu B'Shvat
Fast Days | The Three Weeks | Tisha B'Av | The Four Parshiyot | Parshat HaShavua
The Kosher Kitchen | Issur v'Heter | Speaking to G-d | Spiritual Reality, Spiritual Freedom
The Jewish Calendar | Chinuch: Education | A Practical Guide to Shabbos | Rav Dovid's Shiurim
True or False? | Respect for Parents, Elders, and Torah Scholars | Ben Adam l'Chaveiro
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