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Shabbat Chayay Sarah (Gen. 23:1-25:18)

The portion with the title Chayay Sarah – “The Life of Sarah” begins, somewhat inexplicably, with Sarah’s death. If you are reading Torah as a novel (which is possible in Bereshit), Sarah’s demise is as sudden and unexpected as it is tragic. Up until now, our heroes have gone from success to success – blazing trails, speaking to God on mountains, fighting the armies of... read more

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