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“And the years of Sarah were one hundred and twenty and seven.” What is it about youth that makes us yearn to be young again?

Chasing Youth

Chasing Youth

Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 8

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Chasing Youth: Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 8

“And the years of Sarah were one hundred and twenty and seven.” What is it about youth that makes us yearn to be young again?
8) Chasing Youth
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Chana Weisberg is the editor of TheJewishWoman.org. She lectures internationally on issues relating to women, relationships, meaning, self-esteem and the Jewish soul. She is the author of five popular books.
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Regina Serebrenik February 28, 2015

It is always a pleasure to listen to Chana. Her soothing voice has a hypnotic effect that takes you to a journey of our past; intellectualizing as she speaks. Reintroducing us to our ancestors she keeps us connected with them. How wonderful ! Reply

Anonymous US February 5, 2014

Wrinkles It's easy for somebody who doesn't have any wrinkles to say to grow old gracefully, wrinkles and all. Wait until her face starts showing its age and see if she still thinks the same way. Reply

MENACHEM MENDEL KURINSKY melbourne, AUSTRALIA January 31, 2014

it was a beautiful Video love the video, but want to suggest that chana is not looking directly at the viewer, it is rather unnerving for her to be looking to the side constantly.. Reply

Anonymous June 19, 2013

love the video, but want to suggest that chana is not looking directly at the viewer, it is rather unnerving for her to be looking to the side constantly..

just an observation...keep up the good work Reply

Russell Kaleolani Shenn Atlanta, GA June 18, 2013

Depths of time Years of years of years refers to the depth and passage of time that is experienced by the one who successfully achieves the "crossover" from this world into Hashems' domain where he is seated on his dais. It is this process which is metaphorically objectified in the structure of the Mishkan. The outercourts' curtain, the laver, and the inner courts' curtain.

The ark within called the holy of holies is the soul and in its deepest recesses is he whose name we do not speak. So too for Noah was the ark a metaphorical object representing his soul. The important thing is that Sarahs' soul abided in that deepest recess of the soul where Hashem himself is seated. Hence the place where time flows like water but you could not know this if I had not told you. Reply

Michele Francis USA June 17, 2013

Chasing Youth B"H

This is a beautiful and inspiring teaching Chana. Thank you! Reply

Lisa Long Beach, CA June 17, 2013

returning to gan eden and torah How I would love to understand what Chava and Sarah understood. I believe HaShem never meant for anyone to grow old, or be sick, or die. Adam and Chava never knew what that meant until they violated HaShem's command. Our spirits are striving to return to that time but we are doing it by our own thinking and not by His. I am grateful for having the Torah to rejuvenate us! Thanks again Mrs Weisberg for this wonderful series. Reply

Masha Chaya Mastin Franklin, ass June 14, 2013

Chasing Youth No one wants to get old.
Madison Avenue looks at youth thinks looking young and being young is the thing and adores youth. Getting old is frowned upon. Lets get it together getting old is a fact of life. There is beauty in getting old. Reply

Anonymous stockholm June 14, 2013

I loved the message because yesterday I was thinking if I only could be sixteen years old again and I was so sorry of opportunity missed.But now I am 48 and this message was great. The thought of gaining value in the sight of other people when I was sixteen and more beautiful was the problem. Now as a woman of 48 year, I think people are harder in their judgments towards (me) an older woman because one should have now gained a sort of position. The society thinks that youth is synonym with fertility and a better place. This is idolatry. I think because the society seem to give value more to youth and fertility. Thanks to Zara she had a son when she was old, she was not a Venus of fertility like the pagans. Zara she had a beauty of wisdom and purity from heaven. Reply

Anonymous USA June 13, 2013

Chasing Youth How wonderful most it be to be like Sarah. Unfortunately, not all of us have such gifts. If I could change my whole life through for my G-d, I would do it. But obviously it is only a dream. Maybe in another life. If there is such thing. Baruch Hashem. Reply

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