This week’s parsha is Genesis 23:1 to 25:18

Parashah Chayei Sara covers an important event in Abraham’s faith journey. In Genesis 23, Abraham has lost his wife Sara. The details given are not about his mourning but rather the intricate negotiations between Abraham and the Hittites over a burial place for Sara. Considering this summer’s UNESCO disaster over the propriety of the Cave of Machpelach, I believe Abraham acted prophetically. The land of Canaan was not only promised but also purchased.