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comment Hitting your child as a disciplinary/educational measure - modern opinions
39 lashes are a prescribed by beis din after paskening the halacha for an individual and that's an entirely different story. There is a lot to talk about before we can draw parallels between physical harm dealt out by a beis din and the halachos of a parent hitting a child. And with regards to your other source of the leviim, I'm not familiar with that idea. And your last point seems to be a somewhat popular one (albeit with different explanations as to how it came to be) that we are now physically/emotionally/psychologically softer or weaker.
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comment Hitting your child as a disciplinary/educational measure - modern opinions
Thanks for that. What I meant was, however, from where do you know that dina demalchusa has any application on this particular subject?
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comment Hitting your child as a disciplinary/educational measure - modern opinions
Sorry, I was unclear. What I meant was that it's unclear what goal he is referring to. For instance if the goal of hitting according to classical sources is to teach submission or that the father is the authority then Rav Weinberg's pshat is hard for me to understand. He seems to feel that hitting was simply a way to get the child to do what the parent wanted and not to teach any particular point.
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comment Hitting your child as a disciplinary/educational measure - modern opinions
I assume what you say Rav Leff responded means: many ideas have become popularized and known and due to this the nature of children has changed such that hitting is counterproductive. However this is a secondary position and the better position to be in would be where hitting would be effective. ---I would love it if you could give examples of these crazy ideas.
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comment Hitting your child as a disciplinary/educational measure - modern opinions
"whatever will be effective", "would suffice", "would work". It seems to me that these goals (if you could call them that) are so vague that this quote is practically useless. The only thing I could gain from this is that according to Rav Weinberg 'shivto' can be understood differently to the "classic" understanding.
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comment Hitting your child as a disciplinary/educational measure - modern opinions
Very interesting. I would love to know what source R' Schwab was working off of with this idea, i.e. that we are supposed to cause some sort of negative feeling in someone to help them atone. Do we see such an idea elsewhere?
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comment Hitting your child as a disciplinary/educational measure - modern opinions
@NoachmiFrankfurt Source?
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comment Is the sefer אור הצפון available?
I have a pdf of pages 1-150 if you're interested.