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A person cannot be מכריע his parent's words, even to say נראין דברי אבא, I agree with my father. See Yoreh De'ah 240 siff 2. As such, simply agreeing with one's father is not allowed. This has nothing to do with who the father is arguing with, the fact that it is the child's own mother that the father is arguing with doesn't make it better.


A child is obligated in כבוד, honor (Shemot 20:12) and מורא, fear (Vayikra 19:3) of his parents. This is brought down by the שלחן ערוך, YD 240, who defines מורא (se'if 2, there) as not doing disrespectful things toward his parents -- not to stand in their places, not to disagree with them, etc. כבוד is defined (se'if 4) as positively doint things to honor ...


The gemoroa states that is someone is faced with a situation in which his father is wrong, he should say "didn't you teach me ..." or in some other fashion bring it up without explicitly contradicting him. In this case also, perhaps he should ask "Is such and such a source relevant to what you are discussing?" However, this is a lose lose situation and the ...


Rabeinu Avraham Ben HaRambam, in explaining why Reuvein didn't tell Yaakov (since Reuvein wasn't in on the sale), suggest in one answer that Reuvein didn't tell for the same reason that Yosef didn't - he wanted to see how Divine Providence would play out. This is particularly applicable to Yosef, who has just seen his one attempt at hishtadlus (telling the ...

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