Wise Fridays: Respecting the Aged

“Show respect to an old man who has forgotten his learning through no fault of his own, for we have learned that the fragments of the old tablets [of the Ten Commandments which Moses shattered] were kept alongside the new tablets in the Ark of the Covenant.”
–Babylonian Talmud, Berakhot 8b
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