Chayei Sarah

חַיֵּי שָׂרָה
The Life of Sarah

Genesis 23:1−25:18

When Is Chayei Sarah Read?

/ 24 Heshvan 5782
/ 25 Heshvan 5783
/ 27 Heshvan 5784


  • 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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What Torah Can Teach Us about Overcoming Loneliness

By: Rabbi Michael Dolgin

In the beginning of Parashat Chayei Sarah, Abraham introduces himself to the people of Canaan, the land that has been promised to his descendants. In doing so, he also introduces us to ourselves: “Ger v’toshav anochi imachem,” translated as “I am a resident alien among you.” (Genesis 23:4).


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