cave of Machpela

Chayei Sarah – Retrieving Holiness

Why did Avraham feel it was so important to pay for the Cave of Machpela (cave of the patriarchs)? Why couldn’t he receive it as a gift? What is the significance of that specific burial plot? Why did King David do the same thing when purchasing the Temple Mount upon which the Temple would be…

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Chayei Sarah – Lifting the physical

Why does the Torah place Yitzchak’s name before Yishmael? Why does it specifically teach us that he repented in the context of Avraham’s burial? What is the significance of the cave of Machpela? Why did Avraham and Yakov find it necessary to spend exorbitant amounts to procure this burial spot? Find out in this week’s…

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