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Teaching Kids Respect

How do you get kids today to respect their elders?


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Published: July 20, 2013


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Visitor Comments: 21

(17) Anonymous, July 28, 2013 5:37 AM

curiosity

I am so curious , about that question, I would like to know the answer why the brother dislike Joseph and not Jacob? Where can I find an answer?

Dvirah, September 26, 2013 7:36 PM

Joseph's Behavior

If you look at the story closely, you will find that a reason for Jacob's favoratism is given: Joseph was the son of his favorate wife, Rachel, who died young. I think that his other sons understood this and pitied their father, over and above the respect they also had for him, so were able to forgive him. But Joseph himself was not modest in his behavior - he boasted about his dreams in which others bowed down to him. So while the brothers were inhibited in hating Jacob due to respect in which they held him and the compassion they felt for his loss, they had no such inhibitions to hating Joseph - and did.

(16) Anonymous, July 27, 2013 10:16 PM

3rd Grade Abraham chutzpa

It is refreshing to know that a 3rd grader can come with this idea in a question. Unfortunately, the Rabbi did not give an answer. Its a good thing the first Jew, Abraham, smashed his father's idols and did not respect his father's idea of these idols.

(15) Anonymous, July 26, 2013 9:02 AM

honoring & respecting parents video by Rabbi Salomon

I thought you were going to honorably mention Joseph for "kibud av" who honored his father's request to go alone, unprotected, search for his brothers and face the consequences even though very much aware that his brothers hated him.

(14) Leah, July 26, 2013 2:37 AM

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