The name of fifth section of the Book of Genesis is taken from its first words, “The Life of Sarah” (Chayei Sarah in Hebrew), and begins with Sarah’s death and burial. We then follow Abraham’s servant, Eliezer, as he betroths Abraham’s grandniece Rebecca to Abraham’s son Isaac. This account is followed by that of Isaac and Rebecca’s marriage and the closing phases of Abraham’s life: his remarriage to Hagar, his death, and his son Ishmael’s departure from his family and its Divine mission.