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Parashat Chayei Sarah (November 26, 2016)
by Chaplain Rita Sherman

IT’S CALLED “THE LIFE OF SARAH,” but what this portion tells us about Sarah’s life is simply its span. What we know about her, about her life, comes from earlier portions, and from our imaginings, including imagining how she might have felt when, at God’s command, her husband, Abraham, took their child, Isaac, to be sacrificed — this, the child she had yearned for well beyond the years of fertility, whose prophesied birth had seemed so unlikely, she had laughed bitterly.

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Sarah's death
Rita -- This is a well-written commentary which gave me a lot of
information I didn't have. Thank you! Bettijane

bjeis - November 21st

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