Life continues, even – or especially – when it seems to pass away.
Sarah, the mother of every Jew, passes away at the age of 127. Abraham, in the first documented real estate deal in history, purchases a double cave in Hebron in which to put his beloved wife to rest. Isaac, the consummate scholar, is not getting any younger. Eliezer, the butler, is sent to discover the perfect girl for Isaac. Thus was the matchmaking industry born. Rebecca wasn’t just beautiful and lovely, she was kind and refined. Isaac and Rebecca marry, the second link in the chain of the Jewish people. At the age of 175, Abraham passes from this physical plane and is laid to rest next to his wife Sarah in Hebron, by his sons Isaac and Ishmael.
The weakened physical state of growing old is not a sentence of inactivity, but a challenge to find new–and superior–venues of achievement. Or how not to retire.Read More