Weaning: A Torah Tale for a Brave New Year

By Amichai Lau-Lavie

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), September 2005

As the new year approaches, the author reflects on one of Rosh Hashana's Torah readings, the Biblical narrative in which Abraham and Sarah celebrate their son Isaac's weaning and Sarah subsequently expels Isaac's half-brother, Ishmael, and his mother Hager. He considers from what we might also wean ourselves as we mark a new page in our storybook.

Topic: Narrative, Jewish Text, Holidays

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.36/no.623

Page Number(s): 4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Lau-Lavie, Amichai. Weaning: A Torah Tale for a Brave New Year. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). September 2005: 4. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7140


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