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Parshat Chayei Sarah – You Can’t Build a Future Without a Past

Parashat Chayei Sarah – You can’t build a future without a past Are historical facts meaningless? Doesn’t historical truth have any value? Parashat Chayei Sarah has a straightforward bottom line: you can’t build a future without a past. by Rabbi Sarel Rosenblatt, Senior Faculty Yeshivat Hesder Beren-Machanaim During an international, interfaith conference in the United States …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Chayei Sarah 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1 – 25:18) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “My lord hearken to me: a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between you and me.”   (Genesis 23:14) A significant part of this Torah portion deals with Abraham’s purchase of the Hebron grave-site …

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“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 …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Chayei Sarah 5778

Parshat Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “When Rebecca looked up and saw Isaac, she fell from the camel. And she asked the servant: ‘What man is this walking in the field to meet us?’ And the servant responded, ‘It is my master.’ And she took her veil and covered herself” …

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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 חשון תשע”ז, 25/11/2016 בילדותי, ההגדרה או השאלה האם ‘הוא משלנו’ הייתה רווחת ולגיטימית. מעולם לא הסבירו לנו את …

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"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 verses are …

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“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 verses are …

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