Are We Obligated to Care for Our Elderly Parents?

One of the more challenging moral obligations that we face throughout our lifetime is honoring our parents – and especially our elderly parents, as they become more needy and more dependent. This is not an easy thing to do on so many levels. It can be physically challenging, mentally taxing, emotionally draining and a major burden financially.

So the big question is why are we obligated to help our elderly parents? Why should our parents become our responsibility? And this question is acutely growing as the largest demographic today are the elderly – due to higher life expectancy and health and medical interventions.

Please join Rabbi Simon Jacobson for a vital discussion that not only addresses our moral obligation but also our spiritual well being. Explore what lies behind our relationship with our parents, both when we are children and they (hopefully) cared for us and as they get older and we may need to take care and support them. Discover how honoring our parents — especially in challenging times — uncovers the very core of our humanity, of our love and relationships, the very essence of our souls and their divine nature.

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Ari
11 months ago

Amen and so important! Moshiach now and may we know only simchas! Very blessed to have you all and all yon do. Thank you 🙂

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