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Awe of God Toolbox: XIV

Another tool is to practice awe on your parents (those of us who merit still having parents).  For example, never sit down in your parents chair.  Never argue with your parents. I know with regard to my father, no one ever thought to sit down in his seat.  It was incomprehensible.  At the Shabbat table, somebody once said to him, “No!”  Everyone at the table was in shock.  It happened to be in the middle of a discussion in learning, but nevertheless, everyone was silent.  No one had ever heard that .  (My mother, yes!)  If your parents are still living, use it as an opportunity to develop awe.  Pull out their chair for them.  Say that you would like to serve them – “Perhaps mother would like…”

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