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  • 7 Haiku For Chayei Sarah - Spoiler Alert: Lots of Main Characters Die

    By Rick Lupert

    November 25, 2016 | 8:50 am

    I
    Sarah’s Life begins
    with her death. Abraham does
    not flinch at the cost.

    II
    Sarah under ground.
    Now it’s time to find Isaac
    a nice Jewish girl.

    III
    Rebecca waters
    the camels. This, the first sign
    she was a keeper.

    IV
    All parties agree
    this match was made in Heaven.
    Laban spends the night.

    V
    Isaac marries and
    loves Rebecca. The loss of
    his mother consoled.

    VI
    Abraham gets hitched
    again. Many more kids, the
    very first Jew dies.

    VII
    Never forget the
    sent away son. Another
    nation’s father dies.

  • Hebron – the city of the patriarchs – has become the cradle of occupation

    November 11, 2015 | 4:38 pm

    On Shabbat of Nov. 7, in synagogues across the Jewish world, the parsha (portion) of “Chayei Sarah” (“Life of Sarah”) was read from the Torah. It tells the story of the first real estate purchase by Jewish patriarchs in the Holy Land — Abraham’s acquisition of the Cave of the...

  • Chayei Sarah: Life and Death

    November 12, 2014 | 2:15 pm

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    The title of this week’s parsha, Chayei Sarah (the life of Sarah), is a bit misleading at it is book-ended by the deaths of Sarah and Avraham. But, it is also filled with a celebration of life. Avraham dies in old age, but only after...

  • Coming Together

    November 8, 2012 | 2:01 pm

    Our congregation recently sent some congregants off on their first trip to Israel with a tefilat haderkekh — a prayer for a safe journey:

    Holy One of Blessing,

    Even though we know You are everywhere,

    when we journey toward the Holy Land —

    we expect — we hope — You will be...

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