Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Competing imperatives


Yesterday we discussed indirect competition between honoring parents and performing other mitzvot, where one must choose which opportunity to fulfill.

In a more direct situation, where a parent tells a child to violate a mitzvah, the child is not permitted to obey. Both child and parents are obligated in awe of Gd.

(Code of Jewish Law Yoreh Deah 240:15; Shach Yoreh Deah 240:17)

Have a great day,

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