Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for Isaac, and lo and behold, there was Rebecca.

Now Rebecca was an awfully brave young woman.  When they asked her if she wanted to go off with a stranger to marry a guy she’d never met, she said: “I will go.” 

It all worked out okay because, we are told: ”Yitzhak brought her into the tent of Sarah his mother and she became his wife, and he loved her.” 

But imagine going off to a strange area, to a strange bunch of people, with only your nurse for company!

You probably didn’t know that Abraham took another wife besides Sarah.  This parsha tells us that Abraham married a woman named Ketura, and she had lots of children.  But only Isaac inherited his father’s wealth. 

Food for Thought

Abraham sent away all his children except Isaac with gifts but no inheritance.  Do you think that was fair?  Why or why not?