||Bi-lingual Hebrew and German small format booklet celebrating thirty years of the old age home in Jerusalem and Hebron. Each language is in a separate section, the Hebrew beginning with Malakhei Olam, followed by some statistics on the number and age of the residents, a pesak din from the bet din zedek of the Ashkenazi in Jerusalem, a forward, and a letter from R. Samuel Salant, chief rabbi of Jerusalem, and pertinent halakhot. The German section has similar material.
Respect for the aged is an important principle in Judaism. ‘Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head and honour the face of the old man, and thou shalt fear the God: I am the Lord’ (Leviticus 19: 32). This is understood in the Talmud to mean that whenever an old man or woman passes by one should rise to one's feet as a token of respect. In most Jewish communities there is a special old-age home (moshav zekenim) in which the old people are adequately cared for.