Haye Sarah

Genesis 23:1-25:18


In this Torah portion, Sarah dies at the age of 127. Abraham searches for a place to bury her and settles on Machpelah. Abraham searches for a wife for his son, Isaac. Abraham sends his servant to find a wife for Isaac. The servant meets Rebekah at a well, where she provides water for him and his camels. Abraham marries Keturah, and has six more sons. He then dies at the age of 175.

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Rebecca gave water to Isaac's camels
Rebekah gave water to the servant’s camels


Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Where Was Sarah?
Rabbi Avi Weinstein, Hillel

Opening the Gaps of Patriarchy
Adina Gerver, AJWS

Being Blessed With Everything
Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger, KOLEL

Rereading Hagar
Rabbi Dorothy A. Richman, AJWS

A Marriage Made In Heaven?
Rabbi Stephen Cohen, Union of Reform Judaism

Living A Full Life
Guy Izhak Austrian, AJWS


Zionism: A Call To Awe And Compassion
Rabbi Justin David, socialaction.com


Praying in the Fields
Drew Kaplan, Canfei Nesharim

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Prayer: Service Of The Heart
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity

Abraham’s Second Wife
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Initiative

Memories of Mother
Rabbi Lewis Warshauer, Jewish Theological Seminary

Revering Rebekah
David Kraemer, CLAL

Sarah’s Legacy
Rabbi Raphael Wizman, Orthodox Union

Valuing Kindness
Bernie Kimberg, UJA-Federation of New York

Family and Fun


Parashat Haye Sarah Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parashat Haye Sarah Challah
Julie Seltzer


Parashat Haye Sarah for Families
Torah Topics for Today


Honoring Parents
Torah Topics for Today


Reconciliation & Forgiveness
Torah Topics for Today



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