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The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains that every event in the parsha represents the triumph of Sarah's view and approach. First, the purchase of Ma'aras HaMachepeilah shows the actualization of G-d's promise in the world. She passed away unable to take the news that Yitzchak was almost sacrificed because her focus was on serving G-d within the world, not negating ...
msh210 is correct but... al pi drush one can say the main part of the parsha revolved around Yitzchok's finding a wife. This happened in large part as his emotional replacement for his mother as the Torah attests at the end of chapter 24 'and Yitzchok was comforted after his mother'. Another point is kabbalisticaly speaking, as brought in Chida and others ...
Like the colloquial name of every other parasha, Chaye Sara's comes from its initial words.
The Aruch Hashulchan In Even Haezer 129 which discusses the names and spellings has this name by the letter ח and he goes through the spelling,and the name itself.
Although it is not a common name, even in the Talmud, it is mentioned in Oholei Shem under כלאוונא where he says look at חלוונא. Looking further in Oholei Shem I can not find חלוונא. However in Kuntras Hasheimos Hachadash - note 13 & 14 he mentions a connection to Lapidus and Saadya. The name does exist as you can see from this Lzecher Nishmas.
This appears in the Talmud in Nazir 7a. It is a combination of two word, כל meaning all or each and אוונא which means a region or section of land. It appears in a very technical discussion about taking a Nazarite vow which was given a term equivalent to a distance to another location. The term אוונא refers to a standard for measuring land. From the ...
The following only addresses the absence of his name in Parshas Chayei Sarah, but that is the bulk of cases in which his name is replaced with eved/ish. R' Yaakov Kaminetzky (Emes L'Yaakov Bereishis 24:39) sees in this point an important motif underlying the story of Eliezer's search for a wife for Yitzchok. Eliezer had a daughter whom he wanted to marry ...
The sefer Toldos Tannaim and Amoraim here says that his name is Abba bar Abba. He adds that in the Gemora Bavli he is nearly always referred to as the Father of Shmuel, and in the Gemora Yerushalmi he is nearly always called Abba bar Abba. As to the reason for this appellation, he brings the explanation of the sefer Eshkol (Hilchos Mikvaos para. 59) that it ...
Her name was אמתלאי בת עורבתי. ואמר רב חנן בר רבא אמר רב אמיה דאברהם אמתלאי בת כרנבו אמיה דהמן אמתלאי בת עורבתי וסימניך טמא טמא טהור טהור Bava Basra 91a See also my answer to What was Avraham Avinu's mother's name?
If we go with the opinion that Eliezer had his good servitude repaid in full by being made king of the Bashan, known famously by his other name Og, see Pirkei DiRabi Eliezer 16, than I think the personality of this person itself would answer why we don't mention his name alongside his good deeds. He was not really a nice person doing nice things, rather ...
My grandfather was named Yehuda-Leib, and his great-grandson (my cousin's son) shares it. Leib is translation of Arie/ Ari, meaning lion.My own name derives from it, although some of my great-uncles tried writing my name Lieba (from German Liebe = love)
"Bal" is used in Hebrew. You say the word "bal" at least 3 times weekly in the davening: אף תכון תבל בל תמוט from Tehillim 93:1 The word means "lest". It probably has a better usage than the term "al" or "Lo" used before negative mitzvoth, as in the Torah context, the commandment is in the "active" voice - "Don't do ...". When speaking about the ...
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