Tagged ‘Hayei Sarah’

Parashat Hayyei Sarah

November 9, 2012 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Rabbi Bob Freedman I am fascinated by the servant of Abraham whom Abraham charges with the task of finding a wife for his son Isaac. It seems likely that the servant is Eliezer of Damascus, whom at one point … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Hayyei Sarah

November 15, 2011 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah, News

By Cantor Jaclyn Chernett   Traditionally, in Kol Nefesh, our little shul in London, this sedra marks the annual celebration for our Hevra Kadisha, when we study and have a meal together. The Hevra Kadisha it is, literally, a Sacred … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Hayyei Sarah

November 12, 2009 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Rabbi Henry Glazer Last Sunday I turned seventy. Since then I have found myself contemplating my mortality and vulnerability. I have experienced an array of feelings touching on sadness, fear and uncertainty. There was more in my life that … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Hayyei Sarah

November 12, 2008 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Molly Karp Hayyei Sarah, while not the only parashah named for a person, is the only one named for a woman. It is not surprising that it is named for Sarah; what is surprising, however, is that this parashah … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Hayyei Sarah

October 30, 2007 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Rabbi David Greenstein Our Torah reading begins with the death of our matriarch, Sarah. Abraham comes ‘to eulogize Sarah and to cry over her.’ (Gen. 23:2) The order of the verbs in this verse is noteworthy. One might have … Continue reading »

 

Hayei Sarah

November 8, 2006 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Kathy Novick This week we read Parashat Hayei Sarah ‘ The Life of Sarah. Many think of the irony of this title since the parashah begins with the death of Sarah and its impact upon Avraham. We read of … Continue reading »

 

Chayyei Sarah

April 1, 2006 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

What Was Missing in This Family Parshat HaShavua, 22nd Heshvan 5765 By Dorit Edut When someone in our family or circle of friends dies, we are often left feeling that there is a huge gap in our lives that can … Continue reading »

 

Chayei Sarah

March 23, 2006 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

The Public and the Private By Peggy de Prophetis While reading this week’s parashah, Chayei Sarah, I was struck by the contrast between things that should happen in public and things that should be allowed to happen only in private. … Continue reading »