Choosing a Spouse and the Goal of Married Life

Rav Yitzchak Steinberg - 5768 The main focus of our parsha is the first “shidduch” recorded in the Torah, as Avraham sends his servant Eliezer to find a wife for Yitzchak. Chazal teach that “the conversation of the avot is greater than the Torah of the sons” (see Rashi on our parsha, 24:42). If so,... Continue Reading →


Chevron: The Place of Mesirut Nefesh

Dovid Tzvi Newman - 5768 In Parshat Chayei Sarah the Torah discusses Avraham Avinu's purchase of the Me’arat Hamachpelah in Chevron. I would like to share an idea I saw in the sefer "Emunat Itecha" that explains why Avraham desired to purchase a burial plot specifically in Chevron. Avraham epitomized the character trait of mesirut... Continue Reading →

A Man of Action

Avi Lasko - 5768 This week’s parsha opens with Avraham returning home from the incredibly emotional experience of akeidat Yitzchak only to hear that his wife, Sarah Imeinu, has passed away. He is then faced with the arduous task of arranging for an appropriate burial for his beloved wife. The Torah describes Avraham’s search for... Continue Reading →

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