Parshat Hashavua - Chayei Sara - Understanding Avraham's Negotiation For Ma'arat HaMachpeila

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Nov 4, 2015
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Venue: United Orthodox Synagogues (Houston) United Orthodox Synagogues (Houston)

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Using archaeological findings and an understanding of the Ancient Near East, we will come to a better understanding of the transfer of Ma'arat HaMachpeila to Avraham. Example ?s - Why is there no "buy" or "sell" language in the story? Why did Ephron want Avraham to take the field as well? Why was there no written contract of the transfer? (Sources: Daat Mikra - Bereishit Vol. II, pg. 142. Parashat Derachim by Yitzchak Meitlis, pg.62-65)

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Learning on the site is sponsored today by Miriam and Alan Goldberg to mark the sixth yahrtzeit of their father, Irwin Peyser, Harav Yisroel Chaim ben R' Dovid V' Fraidah Raizel Peyser and by Chana and Shmuel Goldstein and family, Nechama and Elliott Strauss, Mrs Shulamith Goldstein in memory of Dr. Allen Goldstein on his yaarzeit