Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rise for the Wise


The obligation to rise out of respect for the elderly is extended to rising for one who is wise, even if that person is very young and even if one has never learned Torah from that person, so long as he has enough knowledge and wisdom that he could teach you (or most people, according to some) Torah.

(Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 244:1; Taz Yoreh Deah 244:1; Shach Yoreh Deah 244:1-2; Aruch haShulchan Yoreh Deah 244:4-5)

Have a great day,

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