||Dear Rabbi Abadi,
Oh dear! I think there has been a misunderstanding in the 1/23/2005 message.
It never occurred to me that you would think I was asking for myself!
After almost getting over the initial shock of the response, I do see some humor in it, but unfortunately far more embarrassment than humor.
Let me ask the question again—this time more correctly.
It is the Sephardic way for a man to kiss the hand of a Rav to show honor. Are you saying that if one’s stepfather is a Rav that this kavod should not be extended to him?
Respectfully and sincerely,
Dolores Bender White