The Legacy of Sara ✡ “Avraham Buried His Wife Sara In The Cave Of The Field Of Machpelah”- Israel365

And then Avraham buried his wife Sara in the cave of the field of Machpelah, facing Mamre—now Hebron—in the land of Canaan.

וְאַחֲרֵי־כֵן קָבַר אַבְרָהָם אֶת־שָׂרָה אִשְׁתּוֹ אֶל־מְעָרַת שְׂדֵה הַמַּכְפֵּלָה עַל־פְּנֵי מַמְרֵא הִוא חֶבְרוֹן בְּאֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן

בראשית כג:יט
v’-a-kha-ray KHAYN ka-VAR av-ra-HAM et sa-RAH ish-TO el m’-a-RAT s’-DAY
ha-makh-pay-LAH al p’-NAY mam-RAY HEE khev-RON b’-E-retz k’-NA-an

Shabbat Inspiration

This week’s Torah Portion is ‘Chayei Sarah’ in which we read about the death and burial of Sara in the city of Hebron. Nachmanides, a leading 12th century Jewish scholar, wrote that the Hebrew name for Hebron (חברון) is a contraction of the words chaver (חבר), ‘friend,’ and the word na–eh (נאה) ‘beloved.’ The very name of the holy city of Hebron alludes to its most famous resident Abraham who was the first beloved friend of Hashem as it says in Isaiah 41:8 “Seed of Abraham my friend.” To gain further insight into Abraham and Sara’s experiences in the Biblical city of Hebron, study this week Torah Portion with The Israel Bible.
 

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Today’s Israel Photo

The Cave of the Patriarchs, in Hebrew Ma’arat HaMachpelah, in Hebron.
 

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