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Honoring Parents

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No matter how much respect we give our parents, we can never repay them for their part in bringing us into this world . . .
I am disgusted by the things my mother has done. She is old now and needs me, but there is nothing in her life that deserves respect. How can I respect her without losing my dignity?
We forge many relationships throughout the course of our lives, but only one is featured in the ten commandments: The mitzvah to honor one’s parents. From the moment we’re born to the day that we die, there is no bond that is closer, deeper, or more compl...
The basis for the commandment to honor our parents might be seen as rational and reasonable, since it would only seem right to acknowledge all that our parents gave us.
Honoring my parents
I have written before about not judging others for doing more or less than me. The words may have sounded good at the time, but now I realize that I hadn’t really internalized them...
Why is it such a big deal if we respect our parents or not? And how come there’s no commandment not to ‘love’ our parents too? Find out in this first installment of R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Filial Responsibility, Lesson 1
An in-depth analysis of the commandment to honor one's parents. To what extent must one go? What if a parent instructs one to break a law?
The Fifth Commandment
"Honor your father and mother, so that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your G-d gives you."
Parshah Nuggets: Vayechi
Even after being reunited with his father, Joseph avoided spending very much time with him. Why? Because of the one question that Joseph feared his father would ask him.
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