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The assertion that Columbus “discovered” America highlights a curious claim made by Abraham.
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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 ...
The marriage of Isaac and Rebecca symbolizes the marriage between G‑d and the Jewish people, a marriage which is renewed every year during the High Holidays.
On the verse: “And Isaac went out to commune in the field towards evening,” our Sages comment that, at this time, he ordained the Afternoon Service. The Afternoon Service is a unique prayer. The Morning Service almost comes easily: After arising in the mo...
A Roman matron once asked Rabbi Yehoshua: “What has your G‑d been doing since creation?” “He makes marriages,” the sage answered. “Well, anyone can do that,” replied the matron. “Are you sure?” retorted the sage. The matron set about to prove her point. S...
A peasant was once laboring in the field, harvesting his wheat. He proceeded with vigor, his sickle cutting through stalk after stalk of grain. A count driving by saw the grace and energy of his cutting strokes and was struck by its beauty. “Can I hire yo...
Shabbat Parshat Chayei Sarah, 27 Mar-Cheshvan 5747
"R. Acha said: 'The talk (sichah) of the servants of the patriarchs is more attractive than the teachings (Torah) of [their] descendants. For the passage of Eliezar is repeated in the Torah, while many basics of Torah [law] were conveyed only by allusion....
Although this Sidra is entitled “The Life of Sarah,” it really commences with her death and with the sentence, “And the life of Sarah was 100 years and 20 years and 7 years: These were the years of the life of Sarah.” This highly repetitious wording exerc...
In the Torah portion Chayei Sarah, the Torah states: “Avraham was old, ba bayamim, advancing in days.”Bereishis 24:1. The Torah seems to imply that it was at this stage of Avraham’s life that he became old. However, in a statement made about Avraham and S...
In chronicling the life of Avraham, we are told in the portion Chayei Sarah thatBereishis 24:1. “Avraham was old, well advanced in days, and G-d blessed Avraham in all things.” Seemingly, “old” and “well advanced in days” are synonymous. Why does the vers...
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