Saranac Synagogue News: Shabbos Chayei Sarah (October 29-30, 2021 / 23-24 Cheshvan, 5782)

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Saranac Synagogue News: Shabbos Chayei Sarah (October 29-30, 2021 / 23-24 Cheshvan, 5782)

Shalom Aleichem! We wish everyone a pleasant Shabbos!

·         A minyan is not certain this Shabbos. But the Shul is open, and all are welcome to attend. Davening will start at 9:30 AM.

COVID-19 RULES: Masks are OPTIONAL if you are at least partially vaccinated. Masks are REQUIRED if you are not vaccinated.

Friday: Candle lighting: 5:53 PM, Shabbos begins: 6:11 PM.

Saturday: Zeman Shema: before 10:21 AM;   Zeman Tefilah: before 11:14 AM.

This is Shabbos mevorchim chodesh. “The molad of Kislev will be Friday, November 5, 12:55 AM and 13 Chalokim.”

“Rosh Chodesh Kislev yihyeh b’yom shishi” (observed from Ma’ariv Thursday, November 4 through mincha Friday, November 5).

Chatzos 12:59 PM, Mincha Gedolah, 1:25 PM. Mincha Ketana, 4:02 PM, Plag Hamincha, 5:07 PM.

Shalos Seudos in Shul, 6:00 PM.

Shabbos ends: Shul tradition, 60 min.: 7:10 PM.   42 min.: 6:52 PM.  72 min.: 7:22 PM.


The Parshah in a Nutshell

Chayei Sarah

Genesis 23:1–25:18


Sarah dies at age 127 and is buried in the Machpelah Cave in Hebron, which Abraham purchases from Ephron the Hittite for four hundred shekels of silver.

Abraham’s servant Eliezer is sent, laden with gifts, to Charan, to find a wife for Isaac. At the village well, Eliezer asks Gd for a sign: when the maidens come to the well, he will ask for some water to drink; the woman who will offer to give his camels to drink as well shall be the one destined for his master’s son.

Rebecca, the daughter of Abraham’s nephew Bethuel, appears at the well and passes the “test.” Eliezer is invited to their home, where he repeats the story of the day’s events. Rebecca returns with Eliezer to the land of Canaan, where they encounter Isaac praying in the field. Isaac marries Rebecca, loves her, and is comforted over the loss of his mother.

Abraham takes a new wife, Keturah (Hagar), and fathers six additional sons, but Isaac is designated as his only heir. Abraham dies at age 175 and is buried beside Sarah by his two eldest sons, Isaac and Ishmael.

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David Kunkel, Media Coordinator / Webmaster / Gabbai, for
Shmuel Rashkin, President   •   Bob Alt, Vice President

The Saranac Synagogue

Congregation Achei Tmimim   •   85 Saranac Ave   •   Buffalo, NY 14216   •


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