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Does a father recite Baruch Shepetarani for an adopted son

The Rema in OC 225:2 indeed writes a father should say the blessing for his son and such is the Ashkenazi custom. But note this is not a blessing with a source in the Talmud (rather it comes from the ...
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Is a parent allowed to take items from children over bar/bat mitzvah age but under their jurisdiction

It seems from the gemara in Bava Metzia 12b, and the Shulchan Aruch CM 270:2 that, whether the son/daughter is a gadol (13/12) or a katan, if they are being supported, their things belong to the ...
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Difference between positive and negative Mitzvos when it comes to Chinuch

Because in both instances they serve a different purpose. In the case of the asei (the positive commandment) that is something that a child will learn to perform properly with all its details as they ...
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Why is there no established prayer for having (or raising) children?

Maybe it's because it doesn't apply equally to everyone. Avraham aside, most 100-year-olds are not going to daven to have more children. The established prayers are typically fixed for everyone. ...
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Socialising children - what does the Torah say?

It is hard to provide a definitive age, as it is very much dependent on the child, their maturity and a number of factors that I have already enumerated in the comments above. That being said, by way ...
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Socialising children - what does the Torah say?

Yes, don't socialize them. Unless they need help and some subtle suggestions or intervention they'll be fine. Likutei Etzot - BaNNim, Children, #15: It's better for your children's development that ...
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Who is the father when parents are not married halachically?

B"H "According to halacha, a child's father is considered to be the halachic husband of the mother (based on Sota 27a)." Not correct. The actual halachic father of the child is whoever ...
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Respecting parents

Why honor parents? Two reasons: Gratitude and self-interest. The Sefer HaChinuch, from 13th-century Spain, covers gratitude: One should appreciate the fact that his parents are the source of his ...
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