Shabbat – Weekly Readings – שָׂרָה

Candle lighting: 5:51pm on Friday, 25 October 2013 (Shabbat begins)

YAHWEH Calendar: 22/10/5774

Pagan/Hebrew Calendar: Sat, 26 October 2013 = 22nd of Cheshvan, 5774
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Havdalah (72 min): 7:20pm on Shabbat, 26 October 2013

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B’resheet Parashah 5 Hayei-Sarah (Sarah’s Life) Genesis 23:1-25:18

Hayyei-Sarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 1:1-31

B’rit Hadashah suggested readings for Parashah Hayyei-Sarah:
Mattityahu (matthew) 8:19-22; 27:3-10; Luke 9:57-62

General Overview (Copied from

The portion Chayei Sarah- the “life of Sarah”- serves as a bridge between the story of Avraham and Sarah and the next generations. Sara dies, and Avraham buys the cave of Machpelah in which to bury her. Avraham then sends his servant to find a wife for his son Yitzhak; the servant finds Rivkah, and we meet her family, including her brother Lavan, who will figure prominently in the story of Yaakov, Rachel, and Leah. At the end of the portion, Avraham dies, and is buried by his two sons, Yitzhak and Yishmael.

Bob Jackson
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