Author: Rabbi J. Immanuel Schochet
“Honor your father and mother,” is universally recognized as a sound ethical principle. Yet the Talmud refers to it as the most difficult of all Divine precepts to fulfill. Looking deeply into the implications and details of this Mitzvah, we find a profound significance that reaches far beyond familial respect.
This brief, provocative treatise explains the practical as well as philosophical aspects of the Fifth Commandment.