This week, we read some verses that can teach us a great lesson.
Exodus 18:5 and Jethro, "Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness where he was encamped, at the mount of Gd:
and he said unto Moses, I, thy father-in-law Jethro, am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.
And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and did obeisance, and kissed him."
The first thing many of us may do after a long time without seeing our kids would be to kiss and hug them. And that is correct.
Moses teaches us we should not forget the elders. If we show respect to them, if we take care of them, our kids will do the same with us as we grow older.
In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L