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“Parsha and Purpose” – Chayei Sarah 5780

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“Parsha and Purpose” – Insights from Rabbi Kenneth Brander into Torah and Contemporary Life

Parshat Chayei Sarah 5780

Parshat Chayei Sarah: “I am a resident alien among you”

Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein

Parshat Chayei Sarah: “I am a resident alien among you” We live and act according to the values of Abraham, our forefather. On the one hand, we are “residents”, part and parcel of the wider world, like all other human beings. On the other hand, we are “aliens”, strangers. A special nation. We have a …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Chayei Sarah 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin    Efrat, Israel – “Sarah died in Kiryat Arba, which is Hebron in the Land of Canaan. And Abraham came to eulogize Sarah and to weep over her.” (Genesis 23:2) What was Sarah doing in Hebron? According to a simple reading of the text, Abraham, …

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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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