Friday, November 6, 2015

Chayei Sarah

Parashat Chayei Sarah (the life of Sarah)

Words in the Torah always have a special meaning.
In this section, Abraham sends his servant to find a wife for his son, Isaac.
It is important to mention that the Torah frequently uses the word “servant” and never calls him by his name, even though we all know the Torah is talking about Eliezer.
Here lies a very important lesson. Eliezer could have presumed or faked his trip. He could have gone to a different place or even taken a shorter trip and returned later just to tell Abraham that he failed and therefore Eliezer himself would become Abraham’s heir.
But he didn’t.
We have so many “anonymous” people in our society that serve us with loyalty and devotion.
Police officers, firefighters, nurses, trash collectors… You name them…
This Shabbat let’s think of them and remember their devoted work

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

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