Sarah: What Makes For An Extraordinary Life?

Sarah: What Makes For An Extraordinary Life?

Rabbi David Fohrman
Rabbi David Fohrman
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In this week’s parsha, we are told of the death of Sarah at age 127. Yet the Torah describes her age in an unusual way – it tells us Sarah was 100 years, and 20 years, and seven years old. Rashi famously comments that this strange description of Sarah’s age is telling us something about her – that in some way when she was 100, it was like she was 20, and when she was 20, it was like she was seven. It sure sounds nice… but what does it mean?? How was Sarah like a 20 year old, or a seven year old? And is there some lesson we can learn, some larger message we can take from this odd recounting of Sarah’s age? Rabbi Fohrman thinks that there is a lesson hidden here, a profound insight about how to live a successful life.