The Wisdom and Defiance of Rivka

Why would anybody think of saying "I will also fetch water for your camels"! What kind of deal is this? If its a test of chesed, chesed is helping someone in need - Eliezer and his men (and camels) were capable of drawing their own water!

When Rivka's family tries to convince her to stay, she responds with one powerful word - אלך - echoing לך לך. She goes alone and on her own without a spouse, without being commanded.

Delivered at the OU Israel Center, October 30th, 2018 (21 Marcheshvan 5779)