Welcome to the Torah Portion Chayei Sarah. In this post, we will cover the weekly Torah portion and weekly Haftarah portion from a cultural perspective. There is also an Echoes Through Scripture teaching which takes a theme from the Torah portion and connects it throughout the rest of the Hebrew Bible and into the Apostolic Scriptures.
Now Sarah’s life was 127 years—the years of Sarah’s life. Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), in the land of Canaan. Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her. Then Abraham rose from before his dead one and spoke to the sons of Heth saying, “I am an outsider and a sojourner among you. Give me a gravesite among you so that I may bury my dead from before my presence.”