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Sarah: A Woman of Fortitude

Sarah: A Woman of Fortitude

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A superficial reading of the Bible might lead us to believe that women played a superfluous role. Take a closer look.
“Say you are my sister”
Even when we are experiencing our personal famines, our relationship with G‑d is still present and accessible.
"In Sarah's Merit"
Abraham’s greatness allowed him to recognize and submit to his wife’s power--and to realize that she had abilities that he did not.
“And Sarai, His Wife”
Even in modern times, when we have reached unprecedented advances in the treatment of women, we need to rethink and challenge our value system.
“And he treated Abram well for her sake, and he had sheep and oxen and male asses and menservants and maidservants…”
Is money good or bad? Is it only a means to an end, or is there some intrinsic spirtiual component to money that makes it so powerful?
“And Sarah gave her to Abram her husband to be his wife”
Have you ever experienced a level of altruistic giving? How about absolutely selfless taking?
What influence does your name have on you--on your personality, on your behavioral patterns and on your life choices? Or does it?
“Whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her voice”
At various junctures in our lives, we may face the difficult decision of doing what we know is best, or conforming to what others expect. How do you choose?
“And the years of Sarah’s life were a hundred years and twenty years and seven years”
What is it about youth that makes us yearn to be young again?
“These were the years of the life of Sarah”
The “if only” attitude claims that if only we had some essentially missing quality, then our lives would be infinitely enhanced.
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