A. Have you ever reread a book or story, or seen a movie/video more than once? For what purpose?
Did you notice/learn/remember anything different/more upon multiple readings/viewings?
Does that indicate that the story has changed? What does it indicate about you?
B. Are you familiar with the term revisionist history? In what context? What does this indicate about the event? What does it indicate about the narrator of the event?
Background information: Abraham is sending his servant to find a wife for his son. The camels are carrying gifts for the prospective bride and her family.
What does it mean that “all the goods of his master were in his hands?” (Hint: Consider how parents feel about their children carrying on a family name, traditions, business, etc.)
How would you feel if you were in that servant's position?
Would you feel differently about guarding these goods than your own? Why or why not?
What do the various characters in and hidden in the story value (Abraham, his servant, Rebecca, Isaac)?
How do their values align with yours, i.e., what do you value?
Where else do we encounter women and water in the Torah?
Why did the rabbis interpret the water rising to Rebeccca as an omen of blessing?
In the four verses of the psalm presented in the story, what is actually happening? Is it a contract? A blessing? A personal story? What makes you come to that conclusion?
Can you relate to this psalm/song?
Read the entire psalm below. Describe the similarities/differences you experience between the abbreviated and full versions of the psalm?
26 [A Psalm] of David. / Judge me, O Lord, for I have walked in mine integrity, / And I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. /  Examine me, O Lord, and try me, / Test my reins and my heart. /  For Thy mercy is before mine eyes; / And I have walked in Thy truth. /  I have not sat with men of falsehood; / Neither will I go in with dissemblers. /  I hate the gathering of evil-doers, / And will not sit with the wicked /  I will wash my hands in innocency; / So will I compass Thine altar, O Lord, /  That I may make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard, / And tell of all Thy wondrous works. /  Lord, I love the habitation of Thy house, / And the place where Thy glory dwelleth. /  Gather not my soul with sinners, / Nor my life with men of blood; /  In whose hands is craftiness, / And their right hand is full of bribes. /  But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity; / Redeem me, and be gracious unto me. /  My foot standeth in an even place, / In the congregations will I bless the Lord.