Rabbi Marcus – Chaye Sarah

This week’s Sidra “Chaye Sarah” literally meaning “the life of Sarah” curiously begins with the death of Sarah in Hebron (also known as Kiryat Arba).  In a sense it is a tribute to the lasting influence of our matriarch, who together with Avraham pioneered the concept of monotheism almost 4,000 years ago.

 

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