Chayei Sarah

Parashat Chayyei SarahḤayye Sarah
Chayei Sarah, Chaye Sarah, Hayye Sarah, or Hayyei Sara, ( — Hebrew for "life of Sarah," the first words in the parashah) is the fifth weekly Torah portion (, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.wikipedia
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Weekly Torah portion

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Chayei Sarah, Chaye Sarah, Hayye Sarah, or Hayyei Sara, ( — Hebrew for "life of Sarah," the first words in the parashah) is the fifth weekly Torah portion (, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Abraham

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It constitutes The parashah tells the stories of Abraham's negotiations to purchase a burial place for his wife Sarah and his servant's mission to find a wife for Abraham's son Isaac.
His story is read in the weekly Torah reading portions, predominantly in the parashot: Lech-Lecha, Vayeira, Chayei Sarah, and Toledot .

Cave of the Patriarchs

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Abraham asked the Hittites to intercede for him with Ephron son of Zohar to sell Abraham the cave of Machpelah at full price.
One of these days is the Shabbat Chayei Sarah, when the Torah portion concerning the death of Sarah and the purchase by Abraham of the land in which the caves are situated, is read.

Eliezer

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Eliezer, Abraham's servant, was an elder and a member of the scholars' council, as says, "And Abraham said to his servant, the elder of his house, who ruled over all he had," which Rabbi Eleazar explained to mean that he ruled over — and thus knew and had control of — the Torah of his master.
According to most interpretations, the unnamed "...slave, the elder of the household, who controlled all that was his" in Genesis (Chayei Sarah) 24:2 who acted as a marriage broker (shadchan; שַׁדְּכָן shadkhán) for Isaac was this Eliezer.

Weekly Maqam

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In the Weekly Maqam, Sephardi Jews each week base the songs of the services on the content of that week's parashah.
When there is a death in the parasha (Sarah and Abraham in Chayei Sarah, Jacob and Joseph in Vayechi, or Nadab and Abihu in Acharei Mot), or a tragic episode (Golden Calf in Ki Tissa, Sin of the Spies in Shelach Lecha and the Temple's Destruction in the week of Devarim), then this maqam is applied.

Hebrew language

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Chayei Sarah, Chaye Sarah, Hayye Sarah, or Hayyei Sara, ( — Hebrew for "life of Sarah," the first words in the parashah) is the fifth weekly Torah portion (, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Sarah

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Chayei Sarah, Chaye Sarah, Hayye Sarah, or Hayyei Sara, ( — Hebrew for "life of Sarah," the first words in the parashah) is the fifth weekly Torah portion (, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Incipit

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Chayei Sarah, Chaye Sarah, Hayye Sarah, or Hayyei Sara, ( — Hebrew for "life of Sarah," the first words in the parashah) is the fifth weekly Torah portion (, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Judaism

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Chayei Sarah, Chaye Sarah, Hayye Sarah, or Hayyei Sara, ( — Hebrew for "life of Sarah," the first words in the parashah) is the fifth weekly Torah portion (, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah reading

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Chayei Sarah, Chaye Sarah, Hayye Sarah, or Hayyei Sara, ( — Hebrew for "life of Sarah," the first words in the parashah) is the fifth weekly Torah portion (, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Isaac

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It constitutes The parashah tells the stories of Abraham's negotiations to purchase a burial place for his wife Sarah and his servant's mission to find a wife for Abraham's son Isaac.

Chapters and verses of the Bible

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The parashah is made up of 5,314 Hebrew letters, 1,402 Hebrew words, 105 verses, and 171 lines in a Torah Scroll (, Sefer Torah).

Sefer Torah

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The parashah is made up of 5,314 Hebrew letters, 1,402 Hebrew words, 105 verses, and 171 lines in a Torah Scroll (, Sefer Torah).

Jews

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Jews read it on the fifth Sabbath after Simchat Torah, generally in November, or on rare occasion in late October.

Shabbat

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Jews read it on the fifth Sabbath after Simchat Torah, generally in November, or on rare occasion in late October.

Simchat Torah

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Jews read it on the fifth Sabbath after Simchat Torah, generally in November, or on rare occasion in late October.

Aliyah (Torah)

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In traditional Sabbath Torah reading, the parashah is divided into seven readings, or, aliyot.

Masoretic Text

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In the Masoretic Text of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), Parashah Chayei Sarah has three "open portion" (, petuchah) divisions (roughly equivalent to paragraphs, often abbreviated with the Hebrew letter (peh)).

Hebrew Bible

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In the Masoretic Text of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), Parashah Chayei Sarah has three "open portion" (, petuchah) divisions (roughly equivalent to paragraphs, often abbreviated with the Hebrew letter (peh)).

Pe (Semitic letter)

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In the Masoretic Text of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), Parashah Chayei Sarah has three "open portion" (, petuchah) divisions (roughly equivalent to paragraphs, often abbreviated with the Hebrew letter (peh)).

Samekh

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Parashah Chayei Sarah has one "closed portion" (, setumah) division (abbreviated with the Hebrew letter (samekh)) within the "open portion" (, petuchah) division of the second (, aliyah).

Hebron

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In the first reading (, aliyah), Sarah lived 127 years and died in Hebron, and Abraham mourned for her.

Biblical Hittites

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Abraham asked the Hittites to sell him a burial site, and the Hittites invited him to bury his dead in the choicest of their burial places.

Shekel

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Ephron named the value of the land at 400 shekels of silver and Abraham accepted Ephron's terms, gave him the silver, and purchased the land.