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Dad's Chair

Dad's Chair

Have we forgotten what it means to give honor?


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June 16, 2007

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Visitor Comments: 9

(9) sarah, June 20, 2007 4:55 PM

I always enjoy your videos as you speak of different aspect of life we sometimes take for granted and shouldn't.
This video in particular is inspiring, since I grew up in a house where our father's chair was "untouchable", we wouldn't even let guests sit in it!
Today, my children guard their father's chair with the same respect.
I just wanted to make one observation on a comment you made. "Our parents gave us life", you say etc. In truth, in the words of an old, wise chossid: "Hashem is the one that gives us life. Our parents deserve our honor and respect because they didn't choose to deny us life."

(8) Gavin, June 20, 2007 7:07 AM


Love it, thanks
Much needed in todays Ungodly society

(7) Dorit Ernst, June 19, 2007 4:55 AM

Many thanks!

Dear Mrs. Palatnik,

I am very thankful for your displayed attitudes - they make me think over my behaviour and I know that this is what GOD really wants me to do.


(6) Me :), June 18, 2007 7:50 PM

Thank You

Mrs. Palatnik - I very often watch your videos (sometimes with my mother - thanks for the quality time. :), and I enjoy them very much. I just had to come back to write this (keep reading ;), because I never conciously realized this before - my father has two "chairs" in the house. I'm (always) careful about the rocking chair in the dining room. But the one in the studio at his desk, I never really thought so much about - of course I'd give him his seat if he wanted it, but I never really got up when he entered the room, etc... Even though I have his permission to sit and work there, this video woke me up to the fact that, no matter if he lets or not, it's still his studio, still his chair, and I still have to give kavod (honor). Tonight, when he walked in, I stood up before asking if he wanted his desk (which he didn't, but... :). Thank you for bringing my attention to this, so that I can better keep the mitzvos (commandments) of HaKadosh Baruch Hu (the Holy One, blessed be He). Have a wonderful day!

(5) ralph, June 18, 2007 8:05 AM


I loved your treatise on father's day, it made me cry and I am 68. God bless...

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