Glamorless Kindness

Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18)

Click here if you are unable to view this video.

Comments (3)

(3) Anonymous, November 20, 2019 3:31 PM

Was the mother right or wrong?

The point being made here seems to be that "charity begins at home" which is fine. However, isn't it perfectly reasonable, that while teaching a child that at 5 pm making super is the priority over a playdate, it also is true that bringing supper to a choleh may briefly delay the family supper? Not because it is more glamorous, but because it is at that moment a more pressing need. What better way to teach the naturally self-absorbed child to broaden his vision of the world? (Since the child is asking for a playdate, I'm assuming that there is no immediate urgency for the family supper. )

(2) Anonymous, November 6, 2015 2:10 AM


I agree!!! Well stated. Just wondering when the "Sages" are mentioned, what is the source? I would like to look it up and use it for something else. Thank you!

(1) Rhonda Stock, October 24, 2013 11:22 AM

So True

Very important lesson! Love should begin at home.


Submit Your Comment:

  • Display my name?

  • Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.

  • * required field 2000
Submit Comment

Receive Weekly Torah Portion Beginner Emails

Sign up to our Torah Portion Beginner Newsletter.

Our privacy policy