Friday, December 5, 2014

Vayishlach Text message

Parahsat Vayishlach (and Jacob sent)
The Torah speaks about a character who will only appear in this section and will not appear again.
Dvorah was the wet-nurse of Rivkah.
The Torah tells us that she died and was buried in a place called Alon Bachut, the oak of weeping. That is all the information we have.
Why do you think the Torah is telling us this?
Great question, because most of the commentators do not have a good answer.
Dvorah was important when Rivkah was a little girl and Rivkah didn’t forget. Imagine what a wet nurse could have done in those days after she got old? Probably nothing.
The verse that speaks about Dvorah teaches us we never have to forget those who helped us in our life.

In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L

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