Shalom and welcome to the Parsha in 60 seconds
Today’s portion is from Genesis 23:1–25:18 it is called Chayei Sarah which means “life of Sarah”
At 127 years old, Sarah died in Hebron and was buried in the cave. Abraham mourned.
Abraham instructed his senior servant to put his hand under Abraham’s thigh and swear by God that he would not take a wife for Isaac from the Canaanites, but would go to the land of Abraham’s birth to get Isaac a wife.
The servant obeyed. He asked God to grant that the maiden whom he would ask to draw water for him and who replied by offering also to water his camels might be the one whom God had decreed for Isaac. As he finished, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. BOOM!
After an evening of celebrating the servant was eager to go but Rebekah’ parents were hesitant. The servant insisted that they must return to Abraham. Rebekah had the final say and went with the servant.
As they were approaching, Rebechah and Isaac saw each other and it was love at first sight. They were married that evening.
Abraham took another wife. Isaac received all the inheritance. Abraham lived 175 years and died. Isaac and Ishmael buried him with Sarah. After Abraham’s death, God blessed Isaac.
Ishmael had 12 sons, who became chieftains of 12 tribes. Ishmael lived 137 years and then died.
And that is Chayei Sarah in 60 seconds.
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Special thanks to Gwenn Danae for the use of “When I Stand” @0:18
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