Chaye Sara- Ensuring the Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

This week’s סדרה opens up with Sarah’s death and a lengthy description of Avraham’s acquiring of מערת המכפלה as a burial ground for her and future generations of Jews. In continuing with פרשת חיי שרה’s theme of life cycle events, Avraham sends his trusted servant Eliezer to find a wife for his son Yitzchak, in […]

Chaye Sara- “Don’t Let Him Marry a Canaanite”: The Danger of Giving up even an Inch of Our Heritage

Continued from: Ensuring the Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree I would like to return to פרשת חיי שרה to share one more brief idea. Going back to our initial question, we asked why Avraham was so against marrying Yitzchak to a Canaanite girl. Chizkuni brings a completely different but equally relevant answer. He […]

Parshat Chaye Sara- A True Achuzat Olam

Printer-friendly version:ChayeSara73 (וישקל אברהם לעפרן את הכסף… ארבע מאות שקל כסף עובר לסוחר” (בראשית כ”ג:ט”ז” At the beginning of this week’s parsha, Avraham Avinu, upon the passing of his wife Sara, begins to search out a burial place for her. He approaches the בני חת, who direct him towards Efron. אברהם then begins to haggle […]