Shabbat Chayay Sarah (Gen. 23:1-25:18)
It’s a week of ups and downs this week. Overall, Team Abraham is pretty prosperous. Abraham sends Eliezar to find a wife to Isaac and he meets Rebecca right out of the starting gate. Rebecca herself falls in love and Isaac is comforted following the loss of Sarah. On the minus side, just about everyone dies by the end of this portion.
Somewhere in the middle, though, the Torah makes a point of telling us that Abraham remarries a woman named Keturah in his old age. Many speculate that this new woman (who arrives just before the Torah mentions that Ishmael comes home too) is actually Hagar the handmaid.
Therefore, limited only by your creativity and the category of food which you have been assigned, please bring something which goes by another name.
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