The Special Role of Mother and Father

When Moshe prepared the עם for the receiving of the Torah, he is commanded to speak to בית יעקב as well. This refers to the women and the special role that women have in Jewish life.

Rabbi Soloveitchik reminisced about his own childhood. He said that he learned about the warmth of the Mitzvot from his mother. She taught him how to feel Hashem’s Presence. Her teachings had a profound effect upon him.

When it came to Shabbat, his mother taught him how to greet the Shabbat. His father taught him how to live it.

This is the beauty of a Jewish home, where the father and mother compliment one another in educating their children.