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Chayei Sarah – Torah In Haiku

Chayei Sarah

THE LIFE OF SARAH … ONE HUNDRED YEARS, TWENTY  YEARS … SEVEN YEARS, HER LIFE — The first verse of this week’s portion, according to many (most?) translations, is ” Sarah’s lifetime, the span of Sarah’s life, came to one hundred and twenty-seven years.” But a more accurate translation of the Hebrew would be “Now […]

Chayei Sarah (The Life of Sarah)

Chayei Sarah

Genesis 23:1 to 25:18 After the near-sacrifice of Isaac and the death of Isaac’s mother Sarah, Abraham decides it is time to find a wife for Isaac. Abraham’s servant is sent to back to the homeland of Abraham and Sarah to find the ideal bride. The title of the parsha is “The Life of Sarah;” […]

Chayei Sarah – Torah in Haiku

Cave of Machpelah

    ​ Isaac’s mother dies … Isaac’s dad finds him a wife … Isaac is consoled — Isaac’s father dies … Isaac’s brother mourns with him … Isaac, blessed by God — Genesis 24:67 Isaac brought [Rebekah] to his mother Sarah’s tent … and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death. Genesis 25:9,11 [Abraham’s] […]

Chayei Sarah (Life of Sarah)

Cave of Machbpelah

Genesis 23:1 to 25:18 Even though the first words of this week’s text tell of Sarah’s death, the entire portion tells how the actions of Abraham continue the lifelong work of his wife, Sarah. “Sarah lived to be one hundred years and twenty years and seven years. Sarah died in Kiriatharba (that is Hebron) in […]

Chayei Sarah (Life of Sarah)

Chayei Sarah (Life of Sarah)

Chayei Sarah – Genesis 23:1 to 25:18: The title of this reading is “Life of Sarah,” but her death is noted in the first line. Why does the title indicate she lives? And why is most of the text about Abraham, Isaac, and Isaac’s future wife, Rebekah? —————— “Sarah lived to be 127 years old – […]

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