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The Parsha Cuff-Link: Chayei Sarah

For years now, Martin Bodek has been wearing cuff links themed to the week’s parsha, to stimulate conversation around the Shabbat table. Naturally, it begged for a wider audience, and The Jewish Link seems like a perfect home—especially in name. Every week, we’ll present the cuff links, and you tell us how it ties in to the parsha of the week. E-mail your guesses, educated and otherwise, to [email protected] and we’ll publish the best and most creative answers a week later. Have fun!

Last week’s Parsha Cuff-link was the laugh-cry emoji. There are at least nine references in Parshas Vayera:

1) Sarah laughing.

2) The outcry of Sodom.

3) Hagar crying.

4) Yishmael crying.

5) Lot’s wife turns to salt (tears = water+salt).

6) Angels weeping into Yitzchak’s eyes.

7) Yishmael “mocking” Yitzchak.

8) Lot’s daughters’ husbands laughing at the prospect of Sodom’s destruction.

9) The naming of Yitzchak, whose name is derived from laughter.

Lots of folks came up with at least one answer, but in walked Alex Krug and nailed #s 1, 7 and 9. All of 8 years old, on top of that! Alex gets a gold star! The Force is strong with this one!

Now let’s get back to work. How are these link-ed to this week’s parsha? Shabbat shalom!

Martin

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