The Fifth Commandment

By Leonard Fein


The author considers the Fifth Commandment "Honor your Father and your Mother..." What does this commandment mean in the modern day, an age of adoption and in-vitro fertilization and gay parents. What does it teach us about the evolution of Jewish morality and generational understanding? This draft and/or unpublished version is archived as part of Leonard Fein's complete papers.

Topic: Theology, Parenthood, Generational Issues, Jewish Text, Family, Jewish Thought

Name of Publication: Broken Tablets: Restoring the Ten Commandments and Ourselves

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Language: English

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Fein, Leonard. The Fifth Commandment. Broken Tablets: Restoring the Ten Commandments and Ourselves. 1999:


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