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Eli Avram asked:

when the guemoro says that you are inscribe for life, ther are different opinions if is talking olam haba or this world, the famous question of the Tosfot

i want to reconcile, find a way of answering kivud av veem, shiloaj haken, the guemra in brachot bema erachta yamim, is it possible to ad days, years to your life to the original amount of years that where designated to life.

i know there is a majloket Rabi Akiva and jajamim regarding, if you can ad days, but acording to the raavad how says that book of life is mantaining the amount of years you have when you where born, or deducting but never adding?

please answer me as soon as possible

Eli Avram, Caracas, Venezuela

The Kollel replies:

Eli, it's nice to hear from you! How are you doing there?

As far as I can see, the Ra'avad (Hilchos Teshuvah 3:2), who says that the "book of death" means a person will live less than his alloted time, learns that the "book of life" seals a person either for maintaining the amount of years he was alloted, or even for adding to his years, depending on the Machlokes Rebbi Akiva and Rabanan in Yevamos 50, that he refers to.

If you have any reason to think otherwise, or if this does not answer your question, please be more specific.

Be well and l'Hitra'ot,

Mordecai Kornfeld

Eli Avram wrote back:

are you sure that the raavad can be understand that you can add years of life, and is that the answer also for honoring parents that you get extra life, meaning more years in this world so you can have the oportunity to do more mitzvos and be an example of how some one should value life and how he is showing this when he behaves properly with his parents.

ketiva vejatima tova kol tuv Regards to rab Elimelej

Eli Avram

The Kollel replies:

Yes. The Ra'avad may hold like the Chachamim who argue with Rebbi Akiva, that years are added to a person's life. According to the Chachamim, this is indeed the reward for Kibud Av va'Em. According to Rebbi Akiva, the reward for Kibud Av is simply living out the number of years one was originally given.

(The logic you wrote for this reward applies, however, both to Rebbi Akiva's understanding and to the Chachamim's understanding.)

Best wishes,

M. Kornfeld