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When an older person walks into a place where you are sitting, you must stand up for them (or least "rise" a little from one's seat.) If someone was sitting in a room and noticed that there was an older person now sitting in the room as well that wasn't there before. Presumably they had just walked in and the person didn't notice.

Must the one sitting now stand up or rise a little in order to honor this older person that had previously walked into the room, but is currently sitting down?

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    Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/9237/… (Honoring an older person) – Yehoshua Apr 21 '13 at 9:38
  • If a person is over seventy then only someone under seventy has to stand up for him. That is how one can tell how old a person is. (if the knows this din). – meir Apr 21 '13 at 16:51

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