Parashat Chayei Sara / פָּרָשַׁת חַיֵּי שָֹרָה

Parashat Chayei Sara is the 5th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next read on / 25 Cheshvan 5783.

Torah Portion: Genesis 23:1-25:18

Chayei Sarah (“The Life of Sarah”) opens as Sarah dies and Abraham buys the Cave of Machpelah to bury her. Abraham sends his servant to find a wife for Isaac. The servant meets Rebecca at a well, and Rebecca returns with the servant to marry Isaac. Abraham remarries, has more children, and dies at age 175. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 23:1-16 · 16 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 23:17-24:9 · 13 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 24:10-26 · 17 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 24:27-52 · 26 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 24:53-67 · 15 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 25:1-11 · 11 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 25:12-18 · 7 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 25:16-18 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: I Kings 1:1-31 · 31 p’sukim

Triennial Year 1
  1. 1: 23:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 23:5-7 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 23:8-12 · 5 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 23:13-16 · 4 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 23:17-20 · 4 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 24:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 24:5-9 · 5 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 24:5-9 · 5 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: Isaiah 51:1-11 · 11 p’sukim

Triennial Year 2
  1. 1: 24:10-14 · 5 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 24:15-20 · 6 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 24:21-26 · 6 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 24:27-33 · 7 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 24:34-41 · 8 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 24:42-49 · 8 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 24:50-52 · 3 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 24:50-52 · 3 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: I Samuel 14:1-12 · 12 p’sukim

Triennial Year 3
  1. 1: 24:53-58 · 6 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 24:59-61 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 24:62-67 · 6 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 25:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 25:7-11 · 5 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 25:12-15 · 4 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 25:16-18 · 3 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 25:16-18 · 3 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: I Kings 1:11-31 · 21 p’sukim

Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 23:1-7 · 7 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 23:8-12 · 5 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 23:13-16 · 4 p’sukim ·

List of Dates

Parashat Chayei Sara is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Chayei Sara from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
The Chumash: The Stone Edition (Artscroll Series) (paid link)
Nosson Scherman, Mesorah Publications, 1993
A Complete Triennial System for Reading the Torah
Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly, 1988
Modification of the Triennial Cycle Readings for Combined Parashot in Certain Years
Rabbi Miles B. Cohen, 2020