Parashat Chayei Sarah comes to us again this year in a time of wistfulness and worry, arriving as hostilities in Jerusalem and Hebron heat up. One would be hard-pressed to guess from the gentle stories told in Chayei Sarah of the deaths and burials of Sarah, Abraham and Ishmael...
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Tag: Parashat Chayei Sarah
2 weeks ago
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...