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Parashat Hayey Sarah: The Missing Pieces of Sarah's Life

This Torah portion, whose name translates as "Sarah's Life," ironically begins with her death. Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton examines rabbinic traditions that illuminate Sarah's life and legacy.

Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll
Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll
Seedling sprouting through crack in the stone
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