By Rabbi Dario Feiguin
B´nei Israel Congregation, Costa Rica
Parashat Chayei Sarah: Transcending Biology
One of the questions that Torah commentators ask when they reach this week’s Parashah is why is it called חיי שרה, the Life of Sarah, when in fact it is about her death. Not only that, but it ends this section of the Torah with the death of Abraham Avinu.
I would like to suggest an answer that comes from the very tales of these biblical chapters. The basic idea is that Life is more than biological life. It is more than a small segment of existence separate from a past and a future and from a much wider and transcendent whole.