Parsha Podcasts: Chayei Sarah is pleased to bring you a curated selection of audio shiurim on Parshas Chayei Sarah.

Eliezer’s Test

Eliezer tested Yitzchok’s future wife, by asking for water for himself and waiting to see if she would then offer water for his camels as well. Chassidus explains that there is great depth to this specific trial.

Listen to a summary of this, delivered by Rabbi Berel Bell, rov of Anash Montreal.


Sarah Lives On!

The name of the parshah—Chayei Sarah, “the life of Sarah”—seems to share no common theme with these three components! In fact, the opposite appears to be true, as each of these three events could only take place after Sarah’s passing:

Listen to a summary of a Sicha on this topic, delivered in Yiddish by Reb Yoel Kahn.  To see a video of the shiur, and for an English transcript of this shiur click here.


How Many People Must Eat Bread to Recite Sheva Brachos?

This week’s Prasha discusses at great lenth the story of Yitzchok’s marriage.

In connection to this, listen to a short shiur about the often asked question, how many people need to actually “wash” and eat bread in order to recite Sheva Brachos’

Delivered by Rabbi Yaakov Goldstein of Click here for a written summary of this including sources.


The Lesson We Learn from Eliezer

The story of Eliezer finding Rivka is discussed in the Parsha at great length, despite the fact that many important Halochos in the Torah are mention very briefly. 

Listen to a summary of a sicha on the topic, delivered by Rabbi Leib Schapiro, rov and rosh yeshiva, Miami FL.


Harav Levi Yitzchak on Chayei Sarah (New)

Listen to a short vort from the Rebbe’s father about Yitzchok and tefilas mincha delivered by Rabbi Moshe Gourarie, an editor of Chassidus Mevueres on Tanya.

What Made Avrohom Special?

This week’s Parsha gives us a deeper understanding as to what was so unique about Avrohom.

Delivered by Rabbi Boruch Epstein of Beis Menachem Chicago IL.


The Mearas HaMachpeila

An in depth shiur discussing the importance of the Mearas HaMachpelah. Based on Rashi, Eben Ezra, Rashbam, Ramban, Rikanti, and the teachings of Kabalah and Chassidus.

Delivered by renowned lecturer Rabbi Yossi Paltiel.


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