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Eliezer (Abraham's Servant): (a) Trusted servant of Abraham, native of Damascus. His most prominent role was facilitating the marriage of Isaac and Rebecca. (b) A common Jewish name.
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I recall learning about the story of Eliezer, Abraham’s servant, being sent to find a wife for his master’s son, Isaac. Recently, I was challenged by a friend to find how many times Eliezer’s name is mentioned in the Torah portion describing this story. T...
Parsha Curiosities: Chayei Sarah
The Enigma of Eliezer
Abraham’s famous servant looms large in the Bible with many virtuous qualities attributed to him in our sacred tradition. Yet, his master seems unable to trust him without administering a sacred oath. Why would such an outstandingly righteous person be so...
No name, no identity, no "Harvard Grad '86, Yale '89, fed the starving in Albania in '97, joined the March for the Homeless 2000, top executive in a Fortune 500 company, board member at the local JCC, plays golf to support the local Hadassah chapter, and ...
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 . . .
"Opposites attract" -- but how opposite can happily married spouses be? Take Isaac and Rebecca. Or G‑d and our world
Eliezer’s approach to his mission teaches a valuable lesson in the art of “matchmaking.”
Eliezer could have taken ownership of his mission and said, “My name is Eliezer and, on behalf of Isaac, I am here to ask for Rebecca’s hand.” Instead he declared: “I am a servant of Abraham”
Eliezer’s Mission, Eliezer’s Prayer, Rebekah at the Well, Rebekah and Isaac Marries
“I came this day to the spring. . .” -Chayei Sarah 24:42 Eliezer, Abraham’s servant, traveled to Aram Naharayim to seek a bride for Isaac. When he found Rivkah, he told her family about his mission and said, “I came this day.” Our sages explain that this ...
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