Parsha Thought – Chayei Sarah

Torah – Genesis 23:1-25:18 Haftarah – 1 Kings 1:1-31 Brit Chadesha – Matthew 1:1-17 This week’s Torah portion is titled “Chayei Sarah,” or “Sarah lived.” However, the Torah opens this parsha in the following way: “And Sarah lived one hundred years and twenty years and seven years; the years of…

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Parsha Thought – Eikev

Let’s stop and examine the opening words of this week’s Parsha. “It shall come to pass when…” V’haya eikev. Another way to translate that would be to say, “It will come into existence as a result of.” Based on the sentence structure so far we can expect that what is about to follow would be a conditional clause, like an if/then situation. But does that fit with our perception of who HaShem is?

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