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Abraham's Gifts to His Other Sons
Question: The Torah records that Abraham gave presents to the children he had with Hagar. Rashi says that they were filled up with tumah (dark spiritual forces). Why would Abraham do that? Why not just throw it away and give something good to them? Answer...
The portion of Chayei Sarah begins, “And Sarah’s lifetime was 127 years, the years of Sarah’s life.” Genesis 23:1. The question is asked: If scripture already said, “And Sarah’s lifetime was 127 years,” why does it add, “the years of Sarah’s life?” Also, ...
The Rebbe provides an interpretation of Rashi’s commentary that overturns nearly a thousand years of presumed understanding.
All of her years were equal, parallel, identical, even-steven for good? Is this possible?
Abraham appreciated a simple yet sometimes difficult truth: if you want to make something truly yours, you must pay for it.
A taste of Shazak Parsha, where the weekly Torah portion comes alive! Geared for kids... Great for adults!
An Essay on Chayei Sarah
Every person’s life consists of two different modes. One mode is characterized by ascents and descents, while the other is characterized by calm and tranquility, without major events or great excitement.
From the dawn of history, people have been searching for a sense of joy, which is as elusive as it is desirable.
1. The parshah starts with the passing away of Sarah and her burial. Why then is the parshah called “Chayei Sarah” — “The life of Sarah” — and not “Mitat Sarah” — “The death of Sarah”? The notion that the name of the parshah is the first significant word ...
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