Midrash Tanchuma. Ki Tisa 27
מדרש תנחומא (ורשא) פרשת כי תשא סימן כז
המקבל פני זקן כאלו מקבל פני שכינה
Whoever greets the old - it is as if they greet the Divine Presence. [Translation by Areyvut]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What is the motivation behind this text?

2. Why do people often avoid greeting the elderly? How can we conquer our reservations and be more proactive in caring for the elderly?

Time Period: Rabbinic (Maccabees through the Talmud)