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A Portion of Parshat Haye Sarah


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/kids_and_teens/article/a_portion_of_parshat_haye_sarah_20011109

Abraham had two sons: Yitzchak and Yishmael. Yitzchak was Sarah's son, and Yishmael was Hagar's son. Yitzchak would become the ancestor of the Israelites, and Ishmael would be the father of the Arab nations. Sarah sent Hagar and Yishmael away when the half-brothers were still boys. They did not see each other again until their father died. In this parsha, we are told that the brothers come together again at last in order to bury their father at the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron. In their sadness over their father's death, they are willing to stop being enemies and share their sorrow together.

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