Tag Archives: Rebecca

Toldot: Inquiring of God

There are a times when a mother doesn’t need any kind of intermediary to ask for help.  Hagar didn’t need one when she was watching her son Ishmael die in the wilderness after having been sent away by Abraham, at … Continue reading

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Chaye Sarah: the power of verbs

The power of a verb: Go. You go. I will go. Time to go. It’s get up and go time. Abraham just left his birthplace during last week’s parasha, Lech L’cha. Now in Chaye Sarah, it’s Rebecca’s turn. There’s a … Continue reading

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Toldot: What price prophecy?

No one can make you question your existence quite like your own family.  What am I doing here?  What is my life all about? Why am I alive? Who are these people, and why do they think they know me? … Continue reading

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Chaye Sarah – Reaching out on pure faith

I’ve always really liked Rebecca, especially when she first appears in the story.  She’s got spunk. It’s parashat Chayei Sarah,and Eliezer, Abraham’s trusted servant, has been sent on a mission to find a wife for Isaac, Abraham’s son.  Abraham sent … Continue reading

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Chaye Sarah: A girl his mother would love

A moment:    “And Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah; he took Rebecca, and she became his wife and he loved her. Thus did Isaac take comfort after his mother.”  (Gen. 24:67) A question:   Why was Rebecca … Continue reading

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