Articles in Category: Richard McBee

Sarah’s Trials: A Personal View
Paintings by Richard McBee at the JCC Manhattan

Written on September 22, 2010

Isaac Comforted (2008) Oil on canvas, 6’ x 5’ by Richard McBee

God commands Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, Sarah’s only child.  Our forefather gets up early and obeys, not telling Sarah his wife of 47 years.  According to Rashi (Genesis 23:2) when she finds out about this, she dies of shock.  This has always disturbed me.  Upon reflection other things about their relationship seemed problematic.