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Abraham: (a) (1813-1638 BCE) The first of the three Patriarchs; the first Jew. He discovered G-d on his own and rejected the idolatry of his contemporaries. G-d commanded him to travel from his Mesopotamian homeland to Canaan, where He bequeathed the land to his descendants in the Covenant between the Parts. He successfully withstood ten tests with which G-d challenged him, including the Binding of Isaac incident. Husband of Sarah and Hagar, father of Ishmael and Isaac--his heir. (b) A common Jewish name.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine if at the age of 75, a voice from the sky instructs you to leave the comfort of your home and everything familiar to you. Would you just pack it all up and leave the land you have known all your life? Why does the Torah omit the incredible and ins...
Explore the mystical meaning
Discover the spiritual meaning of the male name Avraham, the secret behind their Hebrew letters and numerical value, and the name’s corresponding verse in the Torah.
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?
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?
A Taste of Text—Toldot
A child shouldn’t be expected to be a miniature replica of his parent. Individual character traits need to be honed and channeled.
A Taste of Text—Lech Lecha
Things do not always go according to our plans and expectations. In fact, they rarely do.
Smashing Idols
The famous story from the Midrash about how Abraham destroyed the idols in his father's shop. An excerpt from the full DVD “Young Abraham”.
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