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Eliezer (Abraham's Servant)

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Eliezer (Abraham's Servant): (a) Trusted servant of Abraham, native of Damascus. His most prominent role was facilitating the marriage of Isaac and Rebecca. (b) A common Jewish name.
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...
No name, no identity, no "Harvard Grad '86, Yale '89, fed the starving in Albania in '97, joined the March for the Homeless 2000, top executive in a Fortune 500 company, board member at the local JCC, plays golf to support the local Hadassah chapter, and ...
"Opposites attract" -- but how opposite can happily married spouses be? Take Isaac and Rebecca. Or G‑d and our world
Eliezer’s approach to his mission teaches a valuable lesson in the art of “matchmaking.”
Eliezer could have taken ownership of his mission and said, “My name is Eliezer and, on behalf of Isaac, I am here to ask for Rebecca’s hand.” Instead he declared: “I am a servant of Abraham”
We navigate through life, and we want to know “what’s in it for me.” We don’t always identify with the “chariot” of our history, with those men and women who saw themselves exclusively as vehicles of the Divine will.
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 ...
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 . . .
Eliezer’s Mission, Eliezer’s Prayer, Rebekah at the Well, Rebekah and Isaac Marries
Eliezer prayed, "O L-rd, the G-d of my master Abraham, please cause to happen to me today, and perform loving kindness with my master, Abraham…” (Genesis 24:12)
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