Positive Mitzvah 

42

Revere your father and mother

 

 “Man will revere his father and mother” Vayikra 19:3


What is reverence?

Do not stand and sit in his place, do not contradict his words and do not interrupt his words.

Don’t call him by name either when alive or dead rather say “my father, my teacher”

Father and mother are both to be honoured and revered and its equated to honour and reverence of God.

The transgression of ignoring to revere them violates this positive commandment unless he does so with their knowledge.

If a father forgoes this honour then this honour will not apply.

 

This is applicable in all places and at all times for men and women.

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