Today is Father’s Day. What a wonderful concept. Of course, we Yidden celebrate Father’s Day and Mother’s Day every single day. We don’t need a solitary day to recognize the love and devotion of our parents. But for some reason, there are people who think that it’s a terrible thing to even talk about or recognize Father’s Day. I believe it is a harmless thing, and, if anything, it is a nice time to show our appreciation to our fathers.
Not everything has to be a “shitah.” We don’t have to have a “shitah” against Father’s Day just because our hashkafah is that every single day is Father’s Day and Mother’s Day.
So go and call your father. Wish him Happy Father’s Day. Tell him thanks for giving you the things that are beyond thanks and appreciation. Tell him how much you love him. You’ll get a mitzvah.
Happy Father’s Day.
A Ben Torah
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