Linking Vaera to Chayei Sarah
In an effort to link last week’s parsha of Vaera to this week’s of Chaya Sarah (the Life of Sarah), I put together this “collage” of a tent with a famous painting by Edvard Munch:
Rashi wonders what is the connection between the Akeida, the Sacrifice of Isaac, at the end of Vaera, with Chayei Sarah, the telling of Sarah’s death at the beginning of this week’s parsha? Sarah, who had waited so many years to have her first and only child, has just learned that her husband is about to sacrifice him. Unfortunately, she doesn’t learn the angel has stopped Abraham, and she dies of grief.
So is this perhaps how she felt?
See also 100 20 7 14 3 for more on parshat Chayei Sarah.