The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Rabbi Shimshon Rafael Hirsch wrote:

“The fate of human beings, their success or failure, is decided neither in the chambers of rulers not on the battlefield.

“It is not decided in business concerns, in colleges and institutes of arts and sciences, or in houses of worship.

“It is sealed in one place–in the parental home…

“There exists no substitute for the home, and if one is looking elsewhere for the source of peace and prosperity, he is searching in vain.”

Or, in other words…


  1. Profound! It’s a little scary to think what responsibility lies in our hands… it makes me feel pressured that my avodat hamidot is not such a personal luxury…

  2. Totally agree, We as mothers are blessed with precious stones that were given to Us to make them shine even more… we have an enourmous responsability on our children, as we act as a guidance giving them love and care…
    So lets be part of their future!!!

  3. thank you for the inspiring quote!

    do you know where he writes this?

    thank you1

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