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Rebecca: (a) (1677- approx. 1554 BCE) Second of the four Matriarchs, wife of Isaac, mother of Jacob and Esau. Grew up in Padan Aram, amongst pagans, but remained a pristine “rose amongst thorns.” Orchestrated Jacob’s obtaining Isaac’s blessings. (b) A common Jewish name.
Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 9
The “If Only” Attitude
We sometimes think “if only” this or that detail had been different, then our lives would have been so much better. Sarah’s life teaches us how to get over this mode of thinking.
Parshat Chayei-Sarah
How to Thrive Despite Adversity
Do we justify our failings by laying the blame on our circumstances? Our matriarch, Rivka, teaches how to thrive despite adversity.
Our Matriarch Rivkah: A Mother Making Tough Choices
Taking matters into her own hands, Rivka made a difficult decision that needed to be done.
Inspiring Jewish Heroines
Rivka: Working Together in Unison
What is the meaning of the name Rikvah? Why did she need to grow up in such an deceitful environment? And how did this contribute to her essential purpose in life?
Three paradigms of Jewish femininity
Women of the Bible
What lessons for our own lives can we learn from studying the lives of biblical women? Learn about three great women from our past: Sarah, Rebecca and Nitzevet.
A Lesson in Giving
Surrounded by a group of able-bodied men, Eliezer did not appear as a helpless, weary chap begging for a drink. And Rebecca was a young woman of nobility, not a poor servant girl accustomed to lugging water from wells . . .
Question: What is the meaning of my name, Rebecca? Answer: Rebecca, or Rivka in Hebrew, was the second matriarch of the Jewish nation. Although she grew up in Padan Aram, amongst pagans, she remained righteous and pure. Our sages applied to her the verse ...
Rebecca is considered to be the proverbial “rose among thorns.”
"Opposites attract" -- but how opposite can happily married spouses be? Take Isaac and Rebecca. Or G‑d and our world
Some of us thrive as a result of a challenging environment—our struggles refine our characters and make us even greater people. And sometimes, no matter what we do, we cannot seem to rise above the circumstances of our birth . . .
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