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Stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. — Chimamanda Adichie, contemporary Nigerian writer

The story of Sarah, Hagar, and Abraham is a complex and ambiguous founding story of the Hebrew people. With your family or friends, explore your own family's ancestor stories. What events and people impacted or determined the lives your ancestors led? Imagine yourself in the place of some of your ancestors. What strength—physical, psychological, and spiritual—would you have needed to live their lives? If you could go back in time, what kindnesses would you wish to offer them? What would you tell them about your own life?

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