fbpx
Author: Gidon Ariel

Published Date: October 26, 2018

Chayei Sara

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Chayei Sara Genesis 23:1 – 25:18, Sarah dies at age 127 and is buried in the Machpelah Cave in Hebron, which Abraham purchased from Ephron the Hittite for four hundred shekels of silver.

Abraham’s servant Eliezer is sent, laden with gifts, to Charan, to find a wife for Isaac. At the village well, Eliezer asks God for a sign: when the maidens come to the well, he will ask for some water to drink; the woman who will offer to give his camels to drink as well shall be the one destined for his master’s son.

Click here to continue reading >>


In this week’s Haftara Prophets reading I Kings 1:1 – 1:31, describes an aging King David, echoing this week’s Torah reading, which mentions that “Abraham was was old, advanced in days.”

King David was aging, and he was perpetually cold. A young maiden, Abishag of Shunam, was recruited to serve and provide warmth for the elderly monarch.

Click here to continue reading >>

Happy studying!

The content in this page is produced by and courtesy of Chabad.org.
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments