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Chayei Sarah – “The Life of Sarah”

As our parasha opens, we find that Sarah is 127 years old and about to pass away.  At this time, Abraham is 137 and Isaac would be 37 years of age. Sarah was 65 when she moved with Abraham to Canaan, in this great act of faith; she lived an additional 72 years.  When Sarah was 89 (a year before

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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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