Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18)
23:1 Why is the word years written after the hundreds, the tens and the units?
What does the phrase " the years of Sarah’s life" teach us?
23:2 Who are the four that the city is named after?
Why was Abraham in Beer-Sheba?
What does Sarah’s death have to do with the previous Torah Portion?
Why is one letter in the Hebrew word "cried" written very small in the Torah?
According to the Gemara how long should a mourner limit his expressions of grief?
Why did Abraham lessen his time?
23:4 How could Abraham be both an alien and a resident at the same time?
Did Abraham want to buy a plot for only one grave and how do we know?
23:9 What is the literal meaning of "Machpelah"?
Why was it called by this name?
23:10 Why is the Hebrew word for "sitting" written defectively?
Why is the entire population of the town present?
24:1 What does "with everything" allude to?
24:2 Why did Abraham choose to administer the oath in this fashion?
24:7 Why did Abraham omit "G-d of the aerth" as is stated in verse 24:3?
Where was this covenant stated?
24:10 How were the camels distinct?
What does "with all of the bounty of his master in his hand" mean?
What is Aram Naharaim known as?
24:11 What does "kneeling" denote?
24:16 Why is "and no man had known her" written after "a virgin"?
24:17 Why did Eliezer run toward her?
24:18 Where was the jug before she lowered it?
24:22 What is the weight of a Beka an allusion to?
What is the word "two" an allusion to?
What is "ten gold shekels their weight" an allusion to?
24:28 Why did Rebecca choose to tell her mother and not her father?
24:29 Why did Laban run?
24:31 What did Laban clear the house of?
24:33 Why did Eliezer refuse to eat the food that Rebecca’s parents offered to him before explaining the purpose of his trip?
24:36 What does "and he gave him all that he possesses" mean?
24:42 What does "I came today" teach us?
24:44 Why is "also" stated in this verse?
24:47 Why is the sequence of events changed from those in verses 24:22-23?
24:49 In relation to what direction does the Torah always state directions?
What is "to the right"?
What is "to the left"?
24:50 What do we learn from "then Laban and Bethuel answered"?
24:55 Where was Bethuel?
How long is "days"?
What does "a set of ten" mean?
24:57 What do we learn from this verse?
24:58 What does "I will go" imply?
24:60 What does "you" imply?
24:62 Why did Isaac go to Beer-lahai-roi?
24:63 What does "to converse" mean?
24:64 What does "and she saw Isaac" mean?
What does" and she inclined" mean?
24:66 What did the slave tell?
24:67 What does "into the tent, Sarah his mother" imply?
What do we learn about the basis of marriage from this verse?
Why do some consider being married on a Tuesday a good omen?
25:1 Who is Keturah and why is she called this?
25:3 Why are the names Asshurim and Letushim in the plural form?
25:5 What did Abraham give to Isaac?
25:6 Who were Abraham’s concubines?
According to Rashi, what is the difference between wives and concubines?
What gifts did Abraham give?
25:7 What does the repetitive use of "years" teach us?
25:9 What do we learn from this verse?
25:17 When is "expired" used in the Torah?