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Spare the Rod

Parashat Chukat-Balak (Numbers 19:1-25:9)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/spare_the_rod_20090702

Corporal punishment is one of the most controversial subjects in child rearing. We have seen too many examples of child abuse from overzealous and emotionally unstable parents. At the same time, many families see nothing wrong with an occasional potch in tuchis (slap on the derriere) as a legitimate form of discipline.

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