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On Kiddushin 31a, Rabbi Eliezer is quoted saying that when both parents want something the father should be given precedent, because both the mother and the child are obligated to honor the father. This is based on the mishnah on Keritut 28a, which states that, biblically, the mother and the father have equal rights, but rabbinically the Sages gave the ...


IIRC the children follow the mother, as far as accepting Shabbat is concerned. This only applies to kids under Bar/Bat Mitzva. Adults have to accept Shabbat by themselves. (It will take me a while to find the source - please be patient...)

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