The fifth of the Ten Commandments reads: “Honor (kabed) your father and mother, that you may long endure on the land that the Lord your God is giving to you (Exodus 20:12).” And yet the parameters of the obligation are not obvious: What is required by the commandment, and what isn’t? And perhaps most significantly, what is it about our own time that makes honoring parents at once especially challenging and especially urgent?
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