Mazeltov to Ze’ev and Yael Gluckman on the birth of a son born in Israel and mazeltov to grandparents Bernard and Debbie Gien.    Mazeltov to Dean and Chanah Marcus on the birth of a son and mazeltov to grandparents Stan and Jennifer Marcus.    Mazeltov to Herbie and Rhona Ullman on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Ryan and Leanne Lenhoff in Australia.    Mazeltov to Rabbi Sruli and Shira Kaufman on the birth of a son and mazeltov to grandparents Rabbi and Rebbetzin Suchard.    Mazeltov to Caylee daughter Howard and Janice Talpert on the occasion of her engagement to Assaf Sarid in Israel.
Dvar Torah by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

Dvar Torah by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

 

The Torah states, “And Moshe went out to meet his father-in-law, and he bowed down, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare” (Exodus 18:7). Moshe’s wife and sons were also coming to him. Why does Moshe make a point out of greeting his father-in-law first?

Comments Rabbi Naftoli Tzvi Berlin in Haamek Dovor, Moshe greeted his father-in-law first because of the obligation to honour one’s in-laws. The Pele Yoatz writes that a son-in-law (or daughter-in-law) should appreciate the fact that his parents-in-law spent much time and effort in raising their child who is now his wife (or her husband). In gratitude, a person should always treat his in-laws with the proper respect!

2020 Sandton Shul Batmitzvah Ceremony