This article will contrast and compare the duties of children to their parents under traditional Jewish and modern secular American law. The focus is on the adult child’s duty to support parents. Whereas the mandates proscribed by Jewish law increase with age, American law focuses on emancipation and personal autonomy. That said, recent American law encourages children to provide care to elderly parents. The history and reasoning behind both sources will be addressed.
- "Honor thy father and mother"
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