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Chinuch: Teach Them to Your ChildrenRav 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
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?
|13 Sivan 5768||listen||
Chinuch and Birkat HaMazon
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chinuch for different mitzvot varies with the age and understanding of the child.
|8 Iyar 5768||listen||
Chinuch for Mitzvot Aseh
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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