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Honor your father and mother

The case for the Torah, part II

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/dennis_prager/article/honor_your_father_and_mother_20110119

To make the case for the Torah, I can think of no better verse with which to begin than the fifth of the Ten Commandments: “Honor your father and your mother so that your days be lengthened on the land that I give you.” Proper understanding — and living by — this commandment is indispensable to making a good society. And to properly understand it, perhaps the most important point to be made is that the Torah commands that we honor our mother and father; it never commands us to love them.

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