14 Jun 2006

One of the “Founding Mothers” of the Jewish People; the wife of Yitzchak, who passed the difficult test set up by Eliezer, the servant of Avraham, who had been sent to the family of Avraham to find a wife for Yitzchak. Eliezer had said “the girl who will be willing to give me water and likewise will be willing to water all of my camels, she is the one who will have demonstrated her worthiness for marriage with the son of my holy master .” (Bereshit 24:14) She demonstrated her strength of character when she chose to leave her home environment and commit herself to Yitzchak, and again when she opposed Yitzchak when he favored Esav, and Rivkah saw clearly that Yaakov was the one who was worthy of being the true heir of Yitzchak and Avraham and to carry forward the mission of the Jewish People.