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Torah Talk for Parashat Chayei Sarah

November 5, 2015 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, following the death of Sarah, Avraham purchases a burial plot and sends his servant, Eliezer, to identify a wife for Yitzchak. Eliezer finds Rivka and brings her to Yitzchak to become his wife.

The very end of the parasha recounts Avraham’s death, followed by a listing of the descendants of Yishmael and notice of Yishmael’s death. If the Torah is a book for the Jewish people, why does it list Yishmael’s descendants and mention his death? Read More>