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Chayei Sarah – “The Life Of Sarah”

This week’s parasha is entitled Chayei Sarah, meaning “The Life of Sarah” and covers Genesis 23:1-25:18.  In this parasha we see God’s plan to continue His promises through Abraham’s son Isaac, and a teaching for us on what it means to be servants of the Lord. As our parasha opens, immediately we are confronted with the death of Abraham’s wife

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Chayei Sarah – “The Life Of Sarah”

This week’s parasha, Genesis 23:1-25:18, is Chayei Sarah, meaning “The Life of Sarah” the title of which is a little ironic, since it records her death (at 127 years of age). After grieving for Sarah, Abraham approaches the sons of Heth in nearby Hebron to negotiate the purchase of a field and a cave in Machpelah, where he wishes to

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Chayei Sarah – “The Life Of Sarah”

This week’s parasha is entitled Chayei Sarah, meaning ‘The Life of Sarah’, a seemingly ironic title, since the very first verse describes her death at the age of 127.  Why such a title then?  I believe it reflects the great legacy she left through her son Isaac and the generations to come; as well as her commitment to serving God,

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Chayei Sarah – “The Life Of Sarah”

This week’s Torah portion is titled Chayyei Sarah, (the Life of Sarah) and takes us through Genesis chapters 23 to 25:18. Chayyei Sarah starts by informing its readers about the death of Sarah at the age 127. Her death took place in Hebron in the land of Canaan; roughly 20 miles south of Jerusalem. Interestingly enough, Sarah is the only

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Chayei Sarah – “The Life of Sarah”

This week’s parasha, Genesis 23:1 to 25:18, is Chayei Sarah, meaning “The Life of Sarah” the title of which is a little ironic, since it records her death (at 127 years of age). After grieving for Sarah, Abraham approaches the sons of Heth in nearby Hebron to negotiate the purchase of a field and a cave in Machpelah, where he wishes to bury

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