Love of the Land

For the week ending 30 October 2010 / 21 Heshvan 5771

Beer-lechai-roi – A Special Well

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
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When Avraham's servant Eliezer returned to Eretz Yisrael with a bride for Yitzchak, he encountered him returning from a place in the south called Beer-lechai-roi (Well of the Living One).

Yitzchak went there to pray because that was where Hagar's prayers had once been answered (Bereishet 16:13-14). This well, located between Kadesh and Bered, was also where Hagar now lived and Yitzchak went there to bring her back to his father as a wife after his mother was no longer alive.

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