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Sarah's Courage

Portraits of Biblical Women

A series of text-based classes on the life of the matriarch Sarah as illuminated by the Torah, Talmud, Midrash, Kabbalah and other primary sources.

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Sarah's Courage
Course author and presenter Chana Weisberg welcomes students to a series of text-based courses, Women of the Bible, the first of which will be a 10-part course on the life of our matriarch Sarah.
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Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 1
Even when we are experiencing our personal famines, our relationship with G‑d is still present and accessible.
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Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 2
Abraham was wise enough to recognize when his wife, Sarah, possessed a certain level of greatness that he did not.
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Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 3
Even in today’s day and age, with all of the advancements made in the treatment of women, we must rethink and challenge our value system.
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Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 4
Pharaoh offers monetary compensation for having abducted Sarah, and she and Abraham become rich. Is becoming rich a good thing or not? Is money the root of all evil? Or can money be good, even spiritual?
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Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 5
It’s one thing to give altruistically, but is it possible to take altruistically? An interesting take on the story of Sarah’s handmaid, Hagar.
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Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 6
G‑d changes the name Sarai to Sarah. What influence do our names have on us? Can a change of name create a change in destiny?
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Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 7
G‑d tells Abaraham, “Whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her voice.” In this class we examine the dilema between doing what others expect of us and doing what is best.
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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?
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Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 9
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.
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Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 10
Two people—one man and one woman—were charged with the task of introducing monotheism to the world. They were Abraham and Sarah. This is an overview of her life.
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