Parashat Chayei Sara
Praying in the Fields
For Isaac, praying in nature was a crucial element of worshipping the Divine.
Some want to read Hagar back into the story, giving her character new subtleties and possibilities.
Was Abraham’s Second Wife Really Hagar?
None of the commentaries questioned the legitimacy of the relationship between Abraham and Keturah.
Memories of Mother
After Sarah's death, Isaac sees his mother live on in the values and person of his wife, Rebecca.
A Marriage Made In Heaven?
Isaac and Rebecca serve as a paradigm for Jewish marriage, and yet, their relationship is more complex than it may appear.
Parashat Chayei Sara: Summary
Following the death of Sara, Abraham purchases a burial plot and sends his servant to find a wife for Isaac.
The greatest tributes to Sarah's life were the achievements and character of her son Isaac.