Chayei Sarah

Chayei Sarah 5774 – Gilayon #822

SHABBAT SHALOM (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Chaye Sara And the maiden was very beautiful, a virgin whom no man had known. She went down to the stream, filled her jug, and came up. (Breishit 24:16)   And the maiden was very beautiful… There are three reasons why the servant chose her from the others. 1. She was more beautiful than the others he saw there. 2. "And she was a virgin whom no man had known" – When he observed her, he saw she had no interest...

Chayei Sarah 5773 – Gilayon #773

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Chaye Sara And she said: Also for your camels shall I draw until all have finished drinking (Bereishit 24:19)   And she said: Also for your camels shall I draw – From here we derive that one should show concern for himself and should watch over himself, and Eliezer, after he requests "Give me to drink" she gave him, but the beasts, because of the suffering of the animals, everyone, not only the owners,...

Chayei Sarah 5772 – Gilayon #725

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Chaye Sara And ephron's field at machpelah by mamre, the field and the cave that was in it and every tree in the field, within its boundaries all around, passed over to abraham as a possession, in the full view of the hittites, all the assembled in the gate of his town (Bereishit 23;17)   And the field of ephron passed – This is the explanation: After he transferred the silver, it came into his ownership,...

Chayei Sarah 5771 – Gilayon #674

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Chaye Sara And he said, "Whose daughter are you? Please tell me. Is there place for us for lodging in your father's house?"(Bereishit 24:23)   For lodging: lodging means one night’s lodging. – lin is a noun. But she replied, laloon, meaning many lodgings. (Rashi ad loc)   And she said to him, "Both straw and fodder are plentiful with us; also a place to...

Chayei Sarah 5770 – Gilayon #625

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Chaye Sara Now it came about, when the camels had finished drinking, the man took a golden nose ring, weighing half , and two bracelets for her hands, weighing ten gold . And he said, "Whose daughter are you? Please tell me. Is there place for us for lodging in your father's house?" And she said to him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor." (Bereishit 24:22-4)...

Chayei Sarah 5769 – Gilayon #577

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Chaye Sara AND ISAAC WENT FORTH TO PRAY IN THE FIELD TOWARDS EVENING, AND HE LIFTED HIS EYES AND SAW, AND BEHOLD, CAMELS WERE APPROACHING. AND REBECCA LIFTED HER          EYES, AND SHE SAW ISAAC, AND SHE FELL FROM THE CAMEL.  (Bereishit 24:63-64)   And she saw Isaac, and she fell from the camel – Panic or Modesty? She saw him tall and majestic, breaking a new path as he walked towards the field; she was small...

Chayei Sarah 5768 – Gilayon #521

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Chaye Sara AND ABRAHAM AROSE AND PROSTRATED HIMSELF TO THE PEOPLE OF THE LAND, TO THE SONS OF HETH. AND HE SPOKE WITH THEM, SAYING, "IF IT IS YOUR WILL THAT I BURY MY DEAD FROM BEFORE ME, LISTEN TO ME AND ENTREAT FOR ME TO EPHRON THE SON OF ZOHAR. THAT HE MAY GIVE ME THE MAKHPELAH CAVE, WHICH BELONGS TO HIM, WHICH IS AT THE END OF HIS FIELD; FOR A FULL PRICE...

Chayei Sarah 5767 – Gilayon #472

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Chaye Sara AND SHE HASTENED AND LOWERED HER PITCHER FROM UPON HER, AND SHE SAID, 'DRINK, AND I WILL ALSO WATER YOUR CAMELS.' SO I DRANK, AND SHE ALSO WATERED THE CAMELS. (Bereishit 24:46)   One should not divine the future like an idolater, for it says, You shall not practice divination (VaYikra 19:26). What is divination? For example, those who say, "Since my bread fell from my mouth, or my staff fell from my...

Chayei Sarah 5766 – Gilayon #422

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Chaye Sara LET THE MAIDEN TO WHOM I SAY, "PLEASE, LOWER YOUR JAR THAT I MAY DRINK," AND WHO REPLIES, "DRINK, AND I WILL ALSO WATER YOUR CAMELS" – LET HER BE THE ONE WHOM YOU HAVE DECREED FOR OUR SERVANT ISAAC. THEREBY SHALL I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE DEALT GRACIOUSLY WITH MY MASTER. (Bereishit 24:14)   The Needs of Man and his Animals, and the Quality of Mercy Our Sages derived from the passage...

Chayei Sarah 5765 – Gilayon #367

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Chaye Sara "HERE I STAND BY THE SPRING AS THE DAUGHTERS OF THE TOWNSMEN COME OUT TO DRAW WATER; LET THE MAIDEN TO WHOM I SAY, 'PLEASE, LOWER YOUR JAR THAT I MAY DRINK,' AND WHO REPLIES, 'DRINK, AND I WILL ALSO WATER YOUR CAMELS'- LET HER BE THE ONE WHOM YOU HAVE DECREED FOR YOUR SERVANT ISAAC. THEREBY SHALL I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE DEALT GRACIOUSLY WITH MY MASTER."… THE SERVANT RAN TOWARD HER...