“Parsha to the Point” – Chayei Sarah 5778

Parshat Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18) Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Chayyei Sarah begins with the death and burial of our matriarch, Sarah, who passed away at the age of 127. Abraham, wishing to bury her, needed a burial site. Since he was a newcomer to Canaan and people tended to bury their deceased relatives in family plots, Abraham was going to …

אישה ופרשה: חיי שרה תשע”ז

  אברהם אבינו יחליט: מי משלנו? שלומית כסלו  בסוף ימיו, נדרש אברהם להגדרת ה´משלנו´ עם כל הכרוך בה, ומלמד אותנו שלפעמים כדי להתחיל מחדש בארץ החדשה יש לחזור לארץ הישנה מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, כ”ד …

“Parsha to the Point” – Chayei Sarah 5777

Parshat Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18) Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Chayei Sarah is dedicated to Abraham’s focus on his legacy, beginning with the ordeal involving his purchase of a burial plot for his wife, Sarah, in Ma’arat Hamachpela, and continuing with the dramatic search for a bride for his son, Isaac, to which no fewer than sixty-seven …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Chayei Sarah 5777

Parshat Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Abraham was old, well-stricken in age…” (Gen. 24:1) In addition to their shared ideals, the symbiotic relationship between Abraham and Isaac includes a remarkable likeness in physical appearance. Interestingly, one of the consequences of their physical similarity …