What does the Torah teach us about encountering grief?
As we mourn the tragedies of October 7, Ilana Gleicher-Bloom and Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield explore Avraham and Yitzchak’s response to the passing of Sarah. How does Avraham mourn for his wife, and why is it that he does not interact with his own son in such a vital moment? Meanwhile, Yitzchak looks to comfort from an unexpected source. What can we learn from this week’s Torah portion about the models of mourning, and how could they apply to us today, when so many of us are feeling the pain of tragedy.
Credits: Ilana Gleicher-Bloom and Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield – Pardes Faculty