Chaye Sarah (5764)

Drash Cards for Chaye Sarah (5764)

by Marc Mangel

• Today I want to discuss Ch 24:  v-32 — Elazar goes and meets Rivka.  v 35-39 — Recounting of that

• There is lots of detail, but inconsistencies. Nehama Leibowitz finds 18 of them. Radar said “I give up because there are so many”

• Some comparisons: v 3/37 — no mention of God, just wealth

• Verses 4,7  and 38, 40:  No mention of Isaac!  The classic interpretation is that Isaac is very holy and Rivka needed to be appropriate for him.

• Verse 5/39: No option of taking Isaac back to Charan

• Elazar minimizes the differences in faith in order to succeed, doing so did not arouse suspicion, and skipped what was peripheral.

• A good message for us