On June 10th, 1977, an Israeli freighter ship, the ‘Yuvali’, en route to Taiwan, sighted 66 half-starved and sickened Vietnamese refugees who were part of the thousands of “Boat People” who were desperately trying to escape the tyrannical Communist regime of Viet Nam. Captain Meir Tadmor telegraphed Haifa for permission to take them aboard, even though his ship carried only enough life rafts and jackets for his 30-member crew.
The idea of honoring and respecting one’s elders has been out of style in Western culture for the last several decades. However, the eternal laws of the Torah include the obligation to respect parents. Honoring one’s parents expresses gratitude for their assuming the responsibility of raising children and taking care of their essential needs. On... Read more »