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Marriage of Isaac & Rebecca

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Had Isaac and Rebecca met in the modern age, their courtship might have looked something like this. Isaac would notice Rebecca at the well . . .
What a seemingly negligible detail of the marriage of Isaac and Rebecca tells us about the nature of marriage between man and woman, and the nature of the marriage between man and G‑d we call “life.”
All the fearful stories he had heard about how whites treated blacks seemed to be coming true.
To what extent is a person really free? To a great extent, one might feel, we are simply a product of our backgrounds and environment: our parents, upbringing, and education, not to mention any trauma we may have experienced in early life. Indeed, for thi...
Dear Rabbi, The story is told in Genesis of Abraham’s faithful servant Eliezer’s search for a wife for Isaac. We read his prayer on approaching the city where he is to find her (24:13-14): Behold, I am standing by the water fountain, and the daughters of ...
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...
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 . . .
“And Isaac went forth to pray in the field towards evening, and he lifted his eyes and saw, and behold, camels were approaching.” (Genesis 24:63) In the painting the solitary figure of Isaac stands immersed in prayer, integrated in the landscape which sur...
Something significant is being hinted at here, otherwise why mention, each time, exactly where the field is and who Abraham bought it from?
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