Jan 5, 2020

Raize Guttman 01-05-20 (08 Tevet 5780)

Parsha Chayei Sarah - Chapter 24 - Verses 52-57

Eliezer falls to the ground to prostrate himself. And now he wants to go home to his master.

Rashi tells us from here we learn out when you hear good news, you have to thank Hashem. How often do things fly right over our heads? We give the gratitude we feel a quarter a second of thought and we are onto the next thing. We don’t truly take the time to thank Hashem. Thankfulness and gratitude is the way of life for a Jew.

Rivka withstood all of the illicit behavior that happened in her home growing up. From this we learn that the actions of our matriarchs and patriarchs in Torah are a sign for all our years in exile. Hashem knew that the Jewish people would go into exile and that the Jewish people would be exposed to such shmutz and filth and he gave our matriarch’s and patriarch’s special powers that they would be able to pass down to us.

They asked Rivka if she wanted to go and get married. We learn from this that before you marry a girl off, you have to ask her opinion. Even in the most Chassidish shidduchim you must ask the girl.

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