February 12

Parshat Yitro-Respecting parents

In the Parsha this week we spent some time talking about two important topics that are connected  to each other, and had a discussion around it:

  1. Yitro advises Moses to appoint a hierarchy of magistrates and judges to assist him in the task of governing and administering justice to the people. How can you Help your parents with house chores, how can we split the work at home between every one who lives in the house?
  2. The ten commandments -Why in the ten commandments we have a separate section for honoring and respecting the parents, why was it not simply written to respect every person?

We summarized it with an activity ,where the students had to write- What should you do to show your parents respect? How can you Help your parents with house chores?