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Sarah: (a) (1803-1677 BCE) First of the four Matriarchs, wife of Abraham. Together with her husband, she was instrumental in converting thousands of people to monotheism. She was miraculously protected when she was abducted by the kings of Egypt and Philistine. She gave birth to Isaac at the age of ninety. She is buried in the Cave of Machpelah. (b) A common Jewish name.
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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.
Though Sara yearned for a child, she didn't give birth until after eight decades of life. What did she do with her motherly love during all that time that she was childless? And, what were the guiding principles that her home was founded on?
Explore the mystical meaning
Discover the spiritual meaning of the name Sarah, the secret behind their Hebrew letters and numerical value, and the name’s corresponding verse in the Torah.
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.
Three paradigms of Jewish femininity
What lessons for our own lives can we learn from studying the lives of biblical women? Learn about three great women from our past: Sarah, Rebecca and Nitzevet.
A Taste of Text—Chayei Sarah
We often reminisce about the yesteryears of our lives. Impatiently, we may look forward to the tomorrows. But are we as successful with living fully in the present?
Learning from the Rebbe: Episode 4
The Torah reading for Rosh HaShanah describes two great women -- Sarah and Hannah -- and their intense determination to become mothers. Guest Expert: Rivkah Slonim. (From "Messages" -- Season 4, Episode 4)
Sarah, the first Jewish mother, is a shining example of the great power that every woman has over her family and our entire nation. It was Sarah who insisted that Isaac, not Ishmael, continue Abraham’s progeny. It was she who raised Isaac in his formative...
A lesson from our matriarch Sarah
Letters and Numbers of Torah—Chayei Sarah
“Sarah died . . . and Abraham came to eulogize Sarah and to cry over her.” (Genesis 23:2) The word “to cry” is written with a small letter “kaf.” What is the meaning of this small letter?
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