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Parsha Chayei Sarah

Sarah dies at age 127 and is buried in the Machpelah Cave in Hebron, which Abraham purchases from Ephron the Hittite for four hundred shekels of silver.

Abraham’s servant Eliezer is sent, laden with gifts, to Charan, to find a wife for Isaac. At the village well, Eliezer asks G‑d for a sign: when the maidens come to the well, he will ask for some water to drink; the woman who will offer to give his camels to drink as well shall be the one destined for his master’s son.

Rebecca, the daughter of Abraham’s nephew Bethuel, appears at the well and passes the “test.” Eliezer is invited to their home, where he repeats the story of the day’s events. Rebecca returns with Eliezer to the land of Canaan, where they encounter Isaac praying in the field. Isaac marries Rebecca, loves her, and is comforted over the loss of his mother.
Abraham takes a new wife, Keturah (Hagar), and fathers six additional sons, but Isaac is designated as his only heir. Abraham dies at age 175 and is buried beside Sarah by his two eldest sons, Isaac and Ishmael.


Parsha Chayei Sarah Divery Torah by Rabbi Beryl Glaser


In this week's parsha Avraham sends his trusted servant Eliezer to find a proper match for Yitzhak. Eliezer davens to Hashem that when Eliezer asks the girl to draw some water from the well, she responds that she will draw water for him and also for the camels.


Why didn't Eliezer ask to begin with that she give water to the camels? The Yalkut Yehuda answered that when a person is asked for a favor and fulfills the request it doesn't necessarily mean that person is a kind person. It could be coming from weakness of personality to decline. However, when the person sees the need and responds with more than was requested, that shows a true Baal chessed, kind individual. That's what Eliezer found in Rivka.

Rabbi Beryl Glaser


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