Genesis 23:1 - 25:18
BY RABBI ADINA LEWITTES for myjewishlearning.com
The Miracle in Sarah’s Tent
How the matriarchs' homes resembled and inspired the Temple.
In this week’s Torah portion we encounter Isaac deep in mourning for his mother, Sarah. The Rabbis suggest he was inconsolable until he met his future wife, Rebecca.
In a scene that starts off like a Monty Python movie — “And Isaac went out walking in the field toward evening, and looking up, he saw camels approaching; raising her eyes, Rebecca saw Isaac and fell off the camel,” it quickly gets more serious: