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Here Rav Meir Neuri suggest a connection with the Gemara in Kiddushin 31a: בשעה שאמר הקב"ה אנכי ולא יהיה לך אמרו אומות העולם לכבוד עצמו הוא דורש כיון שאמר כבד את אביך ואת אמך חזרו והודו למאמרות הראשונות When G-d said "I am" and "You shall not have" the nations of the world said - he is demanding his own honor. Since He said "honor your father and ...


It's about respecting authority. First the authority of our legal system, then the authority of parents.


Number 1 ( Agree to the parents' request and don't give ma'aser ). That's what Rabbi Dovid Feinstein told me. The reason he gave for this was that it is a present with a stipulation. He also said that if the gift is large, there is an assumed stipulation and one need not give. His mashal (example) was a car. I asked what's the smallest large amount one can ...

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