An Interactive Parsha Experience: Chaye Sarah – In Search of a Wife for Yitzhak

Posted by Pardes Center for Jewish Educators Contributors on October 29, 2018
Topics: An Interactive Parsha Experience, Bereishit (Genesis), Torah, Chaye Sarah

At the beginning of Parshat Chaye Sarah – which, weirdly enough, actually means “The Life of Sarah” – Avraham’s wife Sarah dies at the very old age of 127. Avraham, also quite old at that time, feels that he has been blessed with a full, wonderful life and has just one more thing to settle: finding a wife for his son, Yitzhak. But Avraham doesn’t want just any wife for Yitzhak – he wants someone very special.

In fact, he wants someone so special that he feels the need to make sure Yitzhak doesn’t marry a local woman from Canaan, since they don’t follow the same practices or have the same good values as Avraham and family. So he asks his most trusted servant – basically his butler – to take a long trip back to Aram Nahara’im, where Avraham was originally from, and find a wife there for Yitzhak.

Click here to download and print this week’s Parsha Experience on Parshat Chaye Sarah – In Search of a Wife for Yitzhak, an exciting new series from The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators.

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