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Jewish teaching within family In this essay I will look at what Jews believe they must do to bring up and care for their family, what rabbi's say on this and what is written in the bible. The first thing I will examine is contraception many Jews consider a large family as a blessing from god and for this reason see contraception as a hindrance and interference with the divine plan. "God formed the world.... He created it not to remain empty; he made it to be populated" Isaiah but on the other hand Judaism regards preserving life as of much importance or more. ...read more.


Within Jewish marriage sexual behaviour is guided by a code of conduct from the torah in which a man and his wife are not allowed to have sexual relations during the wife's menstruation period and for an entire week after couples find this actually strengthens their marriage with each buying each other gifts or doing other non physical acts, after this a woman is supposed to go to a pool called a mikveh where she immerses her entire body in water, this is supposed to create an atmosphere almost like the engagement period. "A wife returning from the mikveh is as fresh to her husband as on their wedding day". ...read more.


They are supposed to teach them basic survival skills like swimming and a craft they are also supposed to teach them some things about the world like don't accept lifts from strangers which is considered as basic common in some places but in Judaism these are considered as religious obligations. They also are supposed to teach them morale obligations and to be morale people. They are given guidance and a guide sometimes it is necessary to punish a child says the Talmud but do not threaten to do so either do it right away or let it drop. Children are supposed to be as equally respectful to their parents though "see that they eat and drink, and take them where they need to go" Talmud. They must treat their parents with respect and avoid hurting them.` By Daniel Owen ...read more.

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