Abraham- established the belief that there is only one God, the creator of the universe; Abraham was brought by God from Mesopotamia to Canaan, he entered into a covenant in exchange for sole recognition of Yahweh as supreme universal deity and authority
Saul- the first King of Israel, was a Torah Scholar and a successful warrior-king against the enemies of Israel.
Sarah - First Lady of the Imahot, Founding Mothers of the Jewish People, the wife and teaching partner of Avraham
Bar/Bat Mitzvah- "Bar Mitzvah" literally means "son of the commandment." "Bar" is "son", "Mitzvah" is "commandment”, "Bat" is daughter, the term refers to the child who is coming of age, and it is strictly correct to refer to someone as becoming a bar or bat mitzvah
Marriage and Divorce- a voice from heaven will tell who your mate will be, but not all marriages are good, so divorce is allowed and is accepted as a fact of life
Death and Mourning- death is not a tragedy under any circumstances, it is a natural process, mourning shows respect for the dead
Afterlife- only 1 life, each person is judged by the life they lived