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This Disney animated film deals with a young lion named Simba who learns to take responsibility for his actions and assume his role as king and avenge his father's death. it also deals with family relations, particulary "honoring one's father and mother."
In this scene Simba is told that his father "lives in you" and his father tells him to "Remember who you are - you are my son."
Jewish Concepts: The Merit of the Ancestors
Judaism teaches us that the Jewish people can rely on Divine protection becasue of the merit of our forefathers and mothers, but this is limited. We also learn that "If a man does not good, he may not depend on his father's goodness." (Midrash Tehillim 146:2)
Questions to ask:
For whom are you named? Why?
Why do Jews name after deceased relatives?
Rafiki tells Simba that the past can hurt. You can either run from it or learn from it.
What is Rafiki's role?
Does a leader have to lead?
What does it mean to "honor your father and mother?"
How can you "honor your father and mother" even when they are not around?