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A Mother’s Love

January 17, 2013 | by

Miriam begins to notice that whenever her 5 year old daughter Sarah is asked her name, she answers, "I'm Mrs. Freedman's daughter."

So one day, just before bedtime, Miriam says to Sarah, "Bubbeleh, whenever anyone asks you what your name is, you shouldn’t say, 'I'm Mrs. Freedman's daughter.' You should proudly say, 'My name is Sarah.' Sarah is such a beautiful name - the Torah even tells us that another lovely Sarah was the wife of Abraham and the mother of Isaac."

"OK, mommy," says Sarah.

Later that week, a rabbi is visiting Sarah's class at school and as soon as he sees Sarah, he goes over to her and says, "Hello, aren't you Mrs. Freedman's daughter?"

"I thought I was," replies Sarah, "but my mommy says I'm not."


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