Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Sacrifice Of Sarah (by Chessler & Haut)

Recommended reading: Phyllis Chessler and Rivka Haut present a different perspective on Sarah's life.

Their perspective ties in with my unhappiness with Genesis, chapter 16, verse 6. It seems to me that Avraham was simply refusing to defend his wife against his concubine's disdainful behavior and insist that the concubine behave with proper respect, saying, essentially, "You deal with it." If you gave me a puppy, and the puppy bit someone, should I hold you responsible?

See also Chayyei Sarah.


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