Let us look at today’s society. When a mother is home taking care of her children, it is called “parenting.” However, when a father is home with his children it is commonly, yet incorrectly, referred to as “babysitting.”
Without doubt, a father who shirks his responsibility in providing his children a Torah education is in violation of his duties. However, it is obvious that as the loving and caring mother, you will do your utmost to fill the gap.
Next week, we will explore the mother’s role in the development of her children.
(To be continued)
Rabbi Yaakov Klass, rav of Congregation K’hal Bnei Matisyahu in Flatbush, Brooklyn, is Torah Editor of The Jewish Press. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.