The mitzvot and sins are not equal in their distribution. Some are only applicable to men, some to women, some to Kohanim, to Kings, etc.

In the case of a wayward (or rebellious) son who is described as "a glutton and a drunkard", is only a son capable of committing this sin? Is a daughter who is a glutton and drunkard not deserving of the capital punishment as he is? If so then why? Is she deserving of any form of punishment?


The Mishna (Sanhedrin 8:1) says the the word "son" is used intentionally to exclude a daughter, in this case.

The Talmud (Sanhedrin 69b-70a) says that while it would be reasonable to also punish a wayward daughter, it is a divine decree that it is not so.

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    So the answer is that G-d doesn't want a daughter to be punished for these actions and there is no concrete answer as to why that is the case other than it's the divine will? – Echad-Ani-Yodeya Aug 30 '15 at 16:09
  • @Echad-Ani-Yodeya That is the gist of these sources. I don't claim there aren't others that say other things, but these are pretty important ones in Judaism. – Double AA Aug 31 '15 at 18:07
  • @DoubleAA My Rav discussed this on Shabbat. He cited (I have to ask him for his source, b"n, when I see him) that daughters are never wayward or gluttons or drunkards. Girls don't behave this way. That is why the Torah does not mention them. – DanF Aug 31 '15 at 21:52

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