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Abraham dispatches his servant, Eliezer, with clear instructions on how to find a wife for Isaac. Eliezer finds Rebecca almost immediately and an extremely unusual conversation follows.

How to Speak to a Young Lady

How to Speak to a Young Lady

How to Study Torah - Chayei-Sarah

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How to Speak to a Young Lady: How to Study Torah - Chayei-Sarah

Abraham dispatches his servant, Eliezer, with clear instructions on how to find a wife for Isaac. Eliezer finds Rebecca almost immediately and an extremely unusual conversation follows.
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Chayei Sarah, Marriage of Isaac & Rebecca
Rabbi Mendel Kaplan is the founder and spiritual leader of Chabad Flamingo in Thornhill, Ontario, he also serves as a Chaplain of the York Regional Police Service.
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ger v'toshav November 5, 2015

curious mind would like to know :) question Rabbi...was it really Rivka's kindness of her heart of hospitality or that see saw the 10 camels and moved out of her sight/respect of wealth? was just curious Reply

Uri Yitzchak Orlando,FL October 21, 2013

Kol ha Kavod!!...as always superb presentation Rabbi Kaplan. There should be definetely a part 2 for this class. Thank you for this amazing class. Reply

Jean Oakes BATTLE GROUND October 21, 2013

Not just a little drink This has been a feast without the dessert - I wish you could have gone on another half hour!
As you were teaching my mind was jumping to so many "tie-ins" that made sense when combined with the insights of this passage. For instance, the condemnation of Sodom and Gomorrah - their treatment of the poor and the stranger. Also, the widow who baked a cake first for Elijah, and the childless woman who had a room built for Elisha - so many, many places where Hashem shows how important hospitality is and that HIS people should be marked with kindness, compassion, and hospitality.

Thank you for your diligent life of study and your presentation of this message.

Shalom Reply

edward waters November 1, 2012

what does eliezer name mean & why is he called the eldest steward, do the eldest servant get the inheritance being abraham has no son? Reply

Jonathan Ropiequet-Serna Kutuaisi, Georgia March 17, 2012

Wondergul insight!
I came upon this Parshas, and read it countless of times, pondering on the question of why the instructions were repeated twice and the maxim that whatever is repeated in the Torah is worth pondering over.
Your insight has opened my eyes to new ideas, and as such, has helped clarify the power of this Parshas.
I have wondered over the etymology of Rebecca's name, is there any consent on this question? Reply