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  • We forget many relationships throughout the course of our lives, but only one is featured in the ten commandments: The mitzvah to honor one’s parents. From the moment we’re born to the day that we die, there is no bond that is closer, deeper, or more complex than the parent-child relationship. In this course we will explore the Torah’s perspective on that bond, and the obligations that come along with it.


    Why is it such a big deal if we respect our parents or not? And how come there’s no commandment not to ‘love’ our parents too? Find out in this first installment of R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

    LESSON TWO ( Wednesday, June 10, 2020 ): THE MOST DIFFICULT MITZVAH

    What is the difference between respect and fear? In this week’s course we cover the basics of what it means to honor those who gave us life.

    LESSON THREE ( Wednesday, June 17, 2020 ): WHEN OUR PARENTS DO WRONG

    How far do our familial obligations go? Do we need to go into debt for our parents? And what if a parent harms their child? In this week's class, we touch on the limits of the mitzvah to honor one's parents.

    LESSON FOUR ( Wednesday, June 24, 2020 ): DO I HAVE TO RESPECT MY IN-LAWS TOO?

    Step-parents, grandparents, in-laws, and more. In our final class, we discuss all of the other parental relationships in our lives. Do the same rules apply to them? Find out.

     Every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 pm through Zoom. (An invite will be sent to you before each class)

  • Class Fees: Your donation towards Jewish Youth Library is welcome or to another charity of your choice.

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