How to Make Your Home a Sacred Space

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Everyone wants a beautiful home. And today, there is no shortage of information on how to enhance the places we live to make them more beautiful and more comfortable physically. But how can we enhance our homes spiritually?

In today’s episode, host Yael Eckstein looks at the Book of Genesis to discover how God’s miracles transformed the homes of Sarah and Rebekah into sacred spaces. For centuries through today, Jewish homes have incorporated three ritual objects—inspired by the homes of Sarah and Rebekah—that help elevate their homes spiritually.

Learn more about these objects and what we can discover from these practices that can help us turn our own homes into sacred and godly spaces.

Episode Notes:

Today’s podcast focuses on Genesis 24:67:

Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.”

This verse tells us that Isaac married Rebekah—and that he loved her. But it also adds that Isaac’s relationship with Rebekah provided him comfort after the death of his mother, Sarah. According to Jewish tradition, Isaac was comforted by more than just the loving relationship he had with his wife. He was comforted because of the sacred space his home had become—thanks to the miracles with which God had blessed the homes of Isaac’s mother, Sarah, and his wife, Rebekah. These miracles reflected the personal holiness and character of these two Matriarchs.

For centuries through the present day, Jewish homes have incorporated three ritual objects that are inspired by the miracles in the homes of Sarah and Rebekah and which help elevate their homes spiritually. Yael explores each of these objects on today’s show and discusses how each one brings goodness and godliness into the home.

As Yael explains, the more that we can make our home a place of God, the more we will experience His presence in our lives. Hopefully, by the end of the show, we all will be inspired to enhance our homes spiritually, making them places where God dwells and where His presence is felt.