October 27, 2021 | 21 Cheshvan, 5782 | Torah Portion: Chayei Sarah, Genesis 23:1-25:18 | Haftorah: Kings I 1:1-31 Torah Portion This Week: Chayei Sarah TorahMedia Audio Come Learn With UsJoin users worldwide searching for Jewish educational resources: Weekly Torah Portion, Jewish Holidays, Classic Jewish Texts, and Jewish Topics of Interest Recent Additions Torah Portion & Holidays Sarah Lived the Good LifeBy Rabbi Berel WeinChayei Sarah, Rabbi Wein, BeginnerOctober 27, 2021The Torah records for us the years of the life of our mother Sarah. It is done in a lengthy fashion counting one hundred years, twenty years and ...read moreHonoring Parents: Basic RequirementsBy Rabbi Doniel NeustadtChayei Sarah, Weekly Halacha, AdvancedOctober 26, 2021The sensitivity that one must have in performing the mitzvah of kibbud av v'eim, honoring one's parents, is expressed in our Sages' comment on ...read moreEliezer Journeys from Arur to Baruch by Bypassing NegiyusBy Rabbi Yissocher FrandChayei Sarah, Rav Frand, IntermediateOctober 26, 2021These divrei Torah were adapted from the hashkafa portion of Rabbi Yissocher Frand's Commuter Chavrusah Series on the weekly portion: #1224 - I ...read moreWhen to Worry, When to ChillBy Rabbi Yisroel CinerChayei Sarah, Parsha Insights, Intermediate, BeginnerOctober 26, 2021This week we read the parsha of Chayei Sarah--the life of Sarah. Our parsha begins with the counting of Sarah's years upon her death. Avrohom ...read moreThe Gateway to EdenBy Rabbi Naftali ReichChayei Sarah, Legacy, BeginnerOctober 25, 2021As we read the Book of Genesis, we are spellbound by a rapid succession of sharp and vivid images that leave deep and lasting impressions. The ...read moreShevuah: I Solemnly SwearBy Rabbi Osher Chaim LeveneChayei Sarah, The Living Law, BeginnerOctober 25, 2021The Mitzvah: A person must be careful to observe every oath and vow that emerges from his lips. Having pronounced an oath, he cannot ...read moreThe Strength Of The SonBy Rabbi Yochanan ZweigChayei Sarah, Rabbi Zweig on the Parsha, Intermediate, BeginnerOctober 25, 2021"Yitzchak went out to pray in the field towards evening..."(24:63) Rashi translates "lasu'ach" which generally means "to speak", as "to pray". read moreSeeing Through the CoverBy Rabbi Shlomo JarcaigChayei Sarah, Kol HaKollel, BeginnerOctober 25, 2021Eliezer, our forefather Avraham's faithful servant, was dispatched to find a wife for his master's son, Yitzchak (Isaac). He decided to test the ...read moreThe Rising Waters of MenschlichkeitBy Rabbi Mordechai KamenetzkyChayei Sarah, Drasha, BeginnerOctober 25, 2021Avraham [Abraham] sent his servant Eliezer on quite a difficult mission. Find a shidduch [match] for not only the world's most eligible bachelor, read moreAt The Right TimeBy Rabbi Pinchas WinstonChayei Sarah, Perceptions, IntermediateOctober 25, 2021Friday Night AFTER THE DEATH and burial of Sarah, Avraham returned to the matter at hand, marrying of her only son, Yitzchak. The Akeidah had ...read more Other Articles Bowing DownBy Rabbi Daniel TravisTefilah: Praying With Joy, IntermediateOctober 26, 2021"... and we bend down, bow, and give thanks before the King who reigns over kings" (ibid.). Pausing after the word thanks could imply a reference read moreRabbi Looking for Another PositionBy Rabbi Yisroel Belsky ztlHonesty, BeginnerOctober 26, 2021Question 89: Rabbi Looking for Another Position Let's say a Rabbi who has an employment contract with a synagogue is interested in finding ...read moreBody & Beauty In Our Physical World: A Jewish Perspective Part IIIBy Rebbetzin Leah KohnWomen in Judaism, BeginnerOctober 26, 2021As the final installment in our three part series on the relationship between inner and outer beauty, we explore the concept of feminine modesty ...read moreGuilty PartiesBy Rabbi Daniel TravisPriceless Integrity, BeginnerOctober 26, 2021She conceived and bore a son; and she said, "God has gathered away my humiliation." (Bereshith 30:23) The name "Yosef" stems from the root ...read moreChapter 5, Law 1(b) – Going Beyond the BoundsBy Rabbi Dovid RosenfeldMaimonides on Life, BeginnerOctober 22, 2021Just as a wise man is distinct in his wisdom and his character traits, and he stands apart from others regarding them, so too he must be distinct read moreChapter 2, Mishna 1(b) : Diversity In JudaismBy Rabbi Dovid RosenfeldPirkei Avos, BeginnerOctober 22, 2021Rabbi [Yehuda haNasi] said: What is the proper path a person should choose for himself? Whatever brings glory to himself [before G-d], and grants read moreThe Father of DeceiversBy Rabbi Daniel TravisPriceless Integrity, BeginnerOctober 19, 2021"And Lavan gathered all of the residents of his area and made a wedding banquet." (Bereshith 29:22) Lavan earned the name Lavan "HaArami" (the read moreVanity and EmptinessBy Rabbi Daniel TravisTefilah: Praying With Joy, IntermediateOctober 19, 2021"They bow down to vanity and emptiness and pray to a god who does not save them ..." (from Aleinu, based on Yeshaya 45,20). The numerical values ...read moreBringing Food into Arenas and TheatersBy Rabbi Yisroel Belsky ztlHonesty, BeginnerOctober 19, 2021Question 88: Bringing Food into Arenas and Theaters Some public places, such as arenas and theaters, have policies that prohibit patrons from ...read moreBody & Beauty In Our Physical World: A Jewish Perspective Part IIBy Feige TwerskyWomen in Judaism, BeginnerOctober 19, 2021The following class is the second in a three part series examining the relationship between inner spiritual beauty, our physical bodies, and the ...read more Articles on Chayei Sarah and the Holidays The Life He Lived Rabbi Label Lam (5781)Level: BeginnerOn Shabbos, Is It Permitted To... 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