Some thoughts and resources for exploring the Torah portion Chayei Sarah — maybe also spelled Chayei or Hayye Sarah — Genesis 23:1-25:18. This is part of a series of weekly “gathering sources” posts, collecting previous material on the weekly Torah portion, most originally part of a 2010 series called “Opening the Book.” Chayei Sarah is read in the Diaspora this week, from minchah on 11/16 through Shabbat, 11/23.
Great Sources: Dasher, Delayer, Displayer, and Doer
Language and Translation: Mourning and Wailing
Something to Notice: The mother’s house
A Path to Follow: Meetings at a Well
Chayei Sarah, Shabbat, and Transgender Remembrance Day
Ishmael, Isaac, and a Reunion of Cousins
Publishing of these Gathering Sources posts was interrupted by the fall holidays and did not get back on track. Apologies for any inconvenience or confusion. Missing posts coming ASAP.