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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 […]

Lech L’cha – Torah In Hai...

Ishmael

AVRAM’S FIRST BORN SON … NAMED BY AN ANGEL OF GOD … “CALL HIM ISHMAEL” — Genesis 16:1,3-4 Sarai, Avram’s wife, had borne him no children … So [she] took her maid, Hagar the Egyptian … and gave her to her husband Avram as concubine. He cohabited with Hagar and she conceived. Hagar fled after […]

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 […]

Lech L’cha (Go for yourself)

footprints / follow me

Genesis (12:1 to 17:27) Ten generations after Noah, God examines creation and, again, desires to create a better world. This time the Eternal’s plan involves selection of a single family and its descendants to act as a “light to the nations” showing the way toward tikkun olam – a world repaired. “The Eternal One said […]

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 – […]

Vayeira (And He appeared)

Vayeira (And He appeared)

Vayeira – Genesis 18:1 to 22:24: God appears before Abraham and Hagar as angels five times in this reading …. Do angels still appear today? ——————-   The parsha begins as Abraham is resting after his circumcision. He was probably in discomfort from this procedure as this week’s text begins …. “The Eternal appeared to […]

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