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Is respect earned or given?

December 10th, 2015 Posted by Ask the Rabbi No Comment yet

Question:

Is respect earned or given?

∼ Vinetta D.

Answer:

Dear Vinetta,

In Hebrew, the word usually translated as respect is ‘kavod’. Pronounced differently, the word also means ‘heavy.’ We have the same concept in English where we might say that we ‘give weight’ to an idea as a way of saying that we are treating it with extra attention.

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