CHAYEI SARAH (Genesis, 23:1-25:18) — “Ham’s not Kosher!!”

Eliezer had a tough assignment.

Sarah was dead.  Abraham was a widower with a 37-year-old unmarried son.  The future of Abraham’s legacy was dependant upon Isaac marrying and raising the next generation of G-d-fearing “Jews.”  It was imperative that Isaac marry a woman who shared his values.  In narrowing the field of applicants, Abraham engaged in a bit of “racial profiling.”  Canaanites need not apply…

This restriction affected Eliezer personally. This dedicated servant of Abraham had a daughter.  He would have loved to have made a “Shidduch” between his daughter and his beloved master’s son.  However, it was not to be.  Eliezer, you see, was a Canaanite…

Read more.

Additional messages from previous years:

“The Living Dead or the Dead Living?” (2009) 

Well, There’s Bad News and There’s Good News…” (2006)  

 “Will You Marry Me… Again?!” (2005) 

“White Power!”(2003)

“Do You REALLY Believe That?!” (2002) 

“Walk a Mile for a Camel” (2000) 

Published in: on November 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

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