August 13, 2016

From Jun 6, 13

I will now tell you why Yakov did not rebuke his kids (Fully) until he was on his deathbed. Because he was scared that his kids would run away from him and go to Esau- his brother. They would go OTD. (Rashi, beginning of Devorim, 1, 3). And so did Moshe do the same thing. And so did Yehoshuah, Shmuel, and David (Rashi, ibid). The Talmud says the same thing. "Don't be too hard on your wife and kids because they are "flighty" (Light headed) and they may go OTD." (Click Dec 1, 2011)