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Bonanza episode
“The Way of Aaron”
Season 4, Episode 24
#124 in Series
Air date March 10, 1963
Production code
Guest starring:
Written by Raphael David Blau
Directed by Murray Golden
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
A Stranger Passed This Way
Next Episode:
A Woman Lost
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The Way of Aaron on IMDb


Adam falls in love with Rebecca Kaufman and considers a serious relationship with her in spite of their different faiths. Her father, an Orthodox Jewish peddler, is bound by tradition and would never consent. Further problems arise when the old man's wagon is attacked by robbers on the Sabbath.


Aaron, a peddler, makes a sales call at the Ponderosa. He is accompanied by his lovely daughter, Rebecca. Adam and Rebecca are immediately attracted to one another, and Adam contrives to meet with Rebecca again on the peddler's return visit.

After they leave, he talks with Ben about arranging a party at the Ponderosa to help Rebecca meet others in the area. Ben agrees, and Adam rides off to carry the invitation to Rebecca in person.

Meanwhile, Aaron and his daughter have stopped on the trail for the night in order to prepare for the Sabbath. Adam is impressed when he learns that Aaron is a devout practitioner of his Jewish faith.

Unfortunately, two outlaws have been stalking the peddler. He and his daughter are in grave danger unless Adam can help them.

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights


  • Aneta Corsaut: Rebecca Kaufman
  • Harry Dean Stanton: Stiles
  • Jason Wingreen: Hank
  • Ludwig Donath: Aaron Kaufman
  • Sarah Selby: Mrs. Cardiff


Did you know?[]

  • German episode title: "Am Sabbat sollst du ruhen", meaning "You Have to Rest on Sabbath".




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