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One of the most interesting women in the Bible is Hagar, Abraham's second wife, and the mother of Ishmael. The Arab and Bedouin tribes claim to be descendants of Ishmael, the son of Abraham and Hagar. According to the Midrash, Hagar was the daughter of Ki...
Sarah was the wife of Abraham, and the first of the four matriarchs of the Jewish nation. She is widely referred to as Sarah Imeinu, “Sarah Our Mother.” Along with her husband, the Patriarch Abraham, Sarah was instrumental in teaching thousands of people ...
Abraham was 75 years old when G-d told him to leave his native Ur of the Chaldees and settle in the land of Canaan. Abraham (he was still called Abram then) crossed the whole length and breadth of the Promised Land. Wherever he came he was welcomed with h...
Beer-Sheba was like a garden in the desert. All around it, as far as the eye could see, there were barren hills or sandy wastes. No wonder the green, tall palm trees of Beer-Sheba were a welcome sight to all the wayfarers. They knew that in Beer-Sheba the...
As recorded in the Bible, Abraham the Hebrew was guided by G‑d to the Holy Land, where he was chosen to be the progenitor of the Jewish nation. Together with his wife, Sarah, he taught people about the existence of a G‑d who is one and cannot be seen. His...
The Two Rivals
Nimrod's Humble Heritage Nimrod the mighty hunter was one of the sons of Kush. Kush was the son of Ham, the lowest and least important of Noah's three sons. Nimrod came from a line which was cursed by Noah: "Cursed be Canaan, a slave of slaves shall he be...
G-d created the world out of kindness; Abraham was the embodiment of that kindness. Chassidut reveals the nature of Abraham's love and fear, and his relationship with Sarah, Yitzchak, Yishmael and Hagar.
The very unnaturalness of galut, its very strangeness, is at the root of all that the Jew has accomplished and achieved, both for himself and for the world....
The Covenant of Parts, one of the most important events in Jewish history, in which G-d told Abraham about the destiny of his descendants
Question: I'm following the parsha, week by week. Last week, G‑d told Abraham he and Sarah would have a son. This week Sarah hears the news from a stranger and laughs. What's going on? Why didn't Abraham want to share the good news with her as soon as he ...
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