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Parshat Chayei Sarah Goes Online with Special Web Site

Fun, downloadable items help strengthen ties with Jewish communities worldwide.

6.11.23, 10:29
The annual Parshat Chayei Sarah event in Hebron is going international. The Hebron Fund is sponsoring special online Chayei Sarah material that can be printed and shared with synagogues, family and community. These include a Hebron crossword puzzle, bingo game and word search intended for children. There are also informative videos about the rich history of the City of eth Ancestors, maps and more. A special Prayer for the Nation of Israel in the Merit of our Forefathers and Mothers has been composed to be read on Shabbat which is available in Hebrew and English.
 

Hebron Fund donors were mailed a wristband to wear on the Shabbat of November 10-11th as an opportunity to show unity with Hebron and the Jewish community worldwide.

Generous donations to the Jewish Community of Hebron sponsored security and medical gear and more.
The annual Parshat Chayei Sarah weekend has been changed from a mass festive gathering to modest in-synagogue programing in which participants can partake in their local community or at home.

Parshat Chayei Sarah will take place this year on the Shabbat of November 10 – 11, 2023. The weekly Torah portion describes Abraham’s purchase of the Cave of Machpela for his beloved wife Sarah. Normally tens of thousands visit Hebron during this time with large group meals. This year, the focus will be on strengthening ties within the community and expressing support and appreciation to the soldiers, medics and volunteers who are helping protect and defend Israel.
 

Tefillah in the merit of the Forefathers & Mothers for the saving and redemption of Am Yisrael

This special prayer was composed to be recited in synagogues and homes around the world on Shabbat Chayei Sarah 5784 under the auspices of the Chief Rabbi of Hebron-Kiryat Arba, Rav Avraham Yitzchack Schwartz shlit”a.
 
May it be Your will, our God, the God of our Forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, the God of hosts.
 
May You hear our supplication at this time in the merit of the holy Forefathers in the Cave of Machpelah, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah.
 
Just as Abraham conquered his compassion in order to do Your will with a complete heart, so may Your compassion conquer Your anger, and may Your compassion be revealed in all Your attributes. And in Your great goodness, may You
revoke Your anger from Your Nation and from Your city and from Your Land and Your inheritance. And fulfill for us, God, our God, Your promise in Your Torah, through Moses Your servant, as You said: “And I will remember My covenant with Jacob and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember, and I will remember the Land.” And it is written: “And it is a time of trouble for Jacob and from it he will be saved.” May You give truth to Jacob, loving kindness
to Abraham, as You vowed to our fathers in days of yore.

And may the verses “I will pursue my enemies and I will apprehend them and I will not return until they are eliminated,” “God is a God of revenge, God of revenge may You appear” be fulfilled. Our God, the God of our fathers, raise the glory of Israel Your Nation and avenge before our eyes the spilled blood of Your servants. Fight our fight and battle our battle. Do so for the sake of Your Name and have mercy on Your Nation, Israel. Respond to us, the God of Abraham, respond
to us. Respond to us, the Fear of Isaac, respond to us, the Strength of Jacob, respond to us the Fortress of the Matriarchs, respond to us.
 
And may the prayers of Your Nation come before You at this time, as the prayer of Your servant, Moses: “Return from Your anger and revoke the evil decree from Your Nation. Remember Abraham and Isaac and Israel Your servants, to whom you vowed in Your Name and You said to them: “I will expand Your offspring like the stars of the heavens, and this entire Land that I said, I will give to your offspring and they will inherit it forever. “And God revoked the evil that He said to do to His Nation.”
 
And in the merit of our Matriarch, Sarah, who sacrificed her life for her son, Isaac, and merited burial in the Cave of Machpelah, the beginning of the inheritance of our Holy Land, the inheritance of our Forefathers, may all her sons and daughters be speedily redeemed from captivity and “may they come to Zion with song and eternal joy on their heads.” And may You grant us the merit to build our entire Holy Land with courage and might, and dwell in it securely.
 
And may the verse “Come and inherit the Land that God vowed to your Forefathers, to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob, to give them and their offspring after them” be fulfilled upon us. And in the merit of the fathers, save the children and may He Who remembers the love of the Forefathers bring the redeemer to the children of their children, with the coming of our righteous Mashiach and the building of our Holy Temple, may it be speedily in our days, Amen.
 
יהי רצון מלפניך, ה' אלקינו ואלקי אבותינו, אלקי אברהם, אלקי
יצחק, ואלקי יעקב, אלקי צבאות, יושב הכרובים, שתשמע קול
תחנונינו בעת הזאת, ובזכות אבותינו הקדושים שוכני מערת
המכפלה, אברהם, יצחק ויעקב, ואימותינו שרה רבקה רחל
ולאה, וכמו שכבש אברהם אבינו את רחמיו לעשות רצונך
בלבב שלם, כן יכבשו רחמיך את כעסך ויגלו רחמיך על
מדותיך, ובטובך הגדול ישוב חרון אפך מעמך ומעירך ומארצך
וּמנחלתך, וקים לנו ה' אלקינו את הדָבר שהבטחתנו בתורתך
על ידי משה עבדך מפי כבודך כאמור "וזכרתי את בריתי
יעקוב ואף את בריתי יצחק ואף את בריתי אברהם אזכר
והארץ אזכר," ונאמר, "ועת צרה היא ליעקב וממנה יושע,"
תתן אמת ליעקב חסד לאברהם אשר נשבעת לאבתינו מימי
קדם.
ויתקיים בנו מקרא שכתוב "ארדוף אויבי ואשיגם ולא אשוב
עד כלותם","קל נקמותה' קל נקמות הופיע,"! אלקינו ואלקי
אבותינו, הרם קרן ישראל עמך, ונקום לעיננו נקמת דם עבדיך
השפוך, ריבה ריבנו ולחם לוחמינו, עשה למען שמך וחוסה על
ישראל עמך. עננו אלקי אברהם עננו, עננו פחד יצחק עננו,
עננו אביר יעקב עננו, עננו משגב האמהות עננו.
ותבוא לפניך תפילת עמך בעת הזאת כתפילת משה עבדך
"שוב מחרון אפך והנחם על הרעה לעמך, זכר לאברהם ליצחק
ולישראל עבדיך אשר נשבעת להם בך ותדבר אליהם ארבה
את זרעכם ככוכבי השמים, וכל הארץ הזאת אשר אמרתי
אתן לזרעכם ונחלו לעלם," ושם נאמר "וינחם ה' על הרעה
אשר דבר לעשות לעמו".
ובזכות שרה אמנו עליה השלום, שמסרה נפשה למען יצחק
בנה, וזכתה להיטמן במערת המכפלה ראשית ירושת ארץ
קדשנו נחלת אבותינו, במהרה כל בניה ובנותיה פדויי ה'
ישבון, ובאו ציון ברנה ושמחת עולם על ראשם, ותזכנו לבנות
את כל מרחבי ארץ קדשנו בעוז וגבורה, ולשבת בה לבטח,
ויתקיים בנו מקרא שכתוב "באו ורשו את הארץ אשר נשבע
ה' לאבתיכם לאברהם ליצחק וליעקב לתת להם ולזרעם
אחריהם," ובגלל אבות תושיע בנים, וזוכר חסדי אבות יביא
גואל לבני בניהם, בביאת משיח צדקנו בבניין בית מקדשנו
במהרה בימינו בקרוב, אמן
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