Anthology Topics:Cruelty  2 Erev Rav  3 Father  4 The First Man  5 Forefathers  6 Heretics 7 The Holy Temple  8 LimbsLove of G-d  10 Man  11 The Nations of the World 12 Prophecy 13 Reproof  14 Reward and Punishment 15 Suffering  16 Swiftness  17 Torah   18 Torah Study  19 The World to ComeB”H




If the son studies Torah, crowns his father and his mother
every day in Paradise – to Proverbs 23:25 (cf. Zohar III/174,
where only Saturday nights are mentioned).

A deserving son can save his father from the punishments of
Gehinnom – to Proverbs 29:17.

A father teaches his son Torah, whereas his mother teaches him
precepts and the upright way – to Proverbs 20:20.

A father reproves his son, even when the son refuses to accept
this – he continues to chastise him – to Proverbs 3:12

A father inquires what are the acts of his son – to Proverbs

A righteous man will sometimes trip up on some great sin, for
he has inherited a tendency for it from the deeds of his
ancestors… generally like the tree relates to its fruit –
Tikkunei Zohar, p. 118, section beginning with ”It is not
that he”, section beginning with ”like the deeds of the

A righteous man who is not of righteous parentage lacks the
natural tendency to do good to others, a tendency enjoyed by a
righteous man of righteous parentage – to Proverbs 12:12 (v. also

Even a righteous father, if he has a wicked son, is escorted
to Gehinnom to see his son’s suffering – to Proverbs 29:17 (it is
explained in Reshith Hokhma, Section Ha-Yir’ah, Part XII, chapter
5, that a part of the father is to be found and actually
continues living in his son, just as in the transplanting of a
branch from one tree to another, and so by the spoiling of the
son it has been revealed that his father was not yet cured of his
sins – and therefore he, too, suffers with the suffering of his
son for he is responsible for this, because he brought forth
offspring like himself, Sidhkath ha-Saddiq [by R. Sadoq of Lublin],
parts 63, 78, 112 according to Nachmanides to Deuteronomy 29:17).

Links to some of the other articles on this web site that portray the Gaon’s views:
* Monotheism Vs. The Outlook That Everything is G-d, by Mr. S. M. Scheinman which provides some background to the Gaon’s monotheistic beliefs.
* Divine Assistance

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