Chayei Sarah

חַיֵּי שָׂרָה
The Life of Sarah

Genesis 23:1−25:18

When Is Chayei Sarah Read?

/ 25 Heshvan 5783
/ 27 Heshvan 5784
/ 22 Heshvan 5785


  • Abraham purchases the cave of Machpelah in order to bury his wife Sarah. (23:1-20)
  • Abraham sends his servant to find a bride for Isaac. (24:1-9)
  • Rebekah shows her kindness by offering to draw water for the servant's camels at the well. (24:15-20)
  • The servant meets Rebekah's family and then takes Rebekah to Isaac, who marries her. (24:23-67)
  • Abraham takes another wife, named Keturah. At the age of one hundred and seventy-five years, Abraham dies, and Isaac and Ishmael bury him in the cave of Machpelah. (25:1-11)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Chayei Sarah Commentary

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Our Name, Our Legacy

By: Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar

This moment when people gather to prepare a eulogy is always powerful. At first, they don't know where to begin, what to include, what to leave out. Do we write our own legacy? Not in words but by our character, by our deeds, by our gifts, by our way of walking through the world.

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