Torah & Texts

Chayei Sara

By Goldie Goldbloom

Step into a desert oasis and get to know Rebecca as a young girl in Parshat Chayei Sara (Sarah). Narrator Goldie Goldbloom talks about kindness, as exemplified by the matriarch as a young woman. She weaves a classic insight from Rashi into this look at the parsha.

Each week, a different storyteller – some musical, some poetic, some just straight-up, tell the story of the current weekly Torah portion…and then we animate it! This particular Parashat haShavua (פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ or “weekly Torah portion”) video is Episode 5 from Parshat Chayei Sara (חַיֵּי שָׂרָה “life of Sarah”) in the annual reading cycle of Genesis 23:1–25:18.


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Chayei Sara Source Sheet

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Chayei Sarah Lesson Guide

Abraham Buys the Cave of The Patriarchs

Parshat Chayei Sara relates the story of Abraham’s purchase of the Cave of The Patriarchs (Ma’arat Hamachpela) in Hebron. The site today remains a holy place to both Jews and Muslims who believe that it is the final resting place of Abraham, Sara, and their extended family.

In this video, the BimBam team worked with the 2016 B’nai Mitzvah class at B’nai Jeshurun in Pepper Pike, Ohio  to bring the story to life. These are their words and interpretations, voices and artwork.

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