The Midrash (Bereishit Rabbah and Rashi commenting on Bereishit 24:67) tells us that the Shabbat lamps lit each week by Sarah Imeinu continued to burn from Erev Shabbat to Erev Shabbat, and her home was full of blessings. Sarah was known to honor Shabbat. We are sure she cooked the most special meals to honor this special day from Hashem. She must have chosen the most special grains and beans and vegetables as a way to teach those around her this special mitzva. We remember Sarah now and find ways to make Shabbat special, too. This week we decided to take some special beans and grains to make a Shabbat candlestick. We wish our Shabbat candles would be as bright as Sarah Imeinu.
Also in this week’s Parsha we find that Yitzchak, Avraham’s son, is grown up. Avraham wants to find a wife for him and wants the girl to be kind, caring and a good person. He chooses his trustworthy servant Eliezer to go to Charan to find the right wife for Yitzchak. Eliezer takes camels and gifts. He davens to Hashem to help him figure out a way to find a girl who has a kind heart and will be hospitable like Avraham and Sarah. Eliezer decides to stop at a well where he knows girls come to fill up their pitchers with water. He decides that if he meets a girl who offers water to him and his camels then this would be a sign that she is kind and would be the right girl for Yitzchak. He prays to Hashem to help him. Rivka is that girl. She not only gives Eliezer water but she runs back and forth filling up her pitcher to give water to his 10 camels. Eliezer takes her home to meet Yitzchak. We can’t wait to find out what happens next week!!