Hitting one’s parents

Hitting one’s parents:[1]

One who hits his father or mother during their lifetime is liable for the death penalty of strangulation. This applies whether to a son or a daughter. However it only applies if blood was drawn through the hit. If however blood was not drawn through the hit, then [one is not liable for death, although] it is included within the negative command against hitting any Jew.[2]  


[1] Rama 241/1; Mishneh Sanhedrin 85b

[2] Rama ibid; Tur 241

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