You Can’t Go Home Again. Sort of. (Hayyei Sarah, Genesis 23:1-25:18)

By Rabbi Niles Elliot GoldsteinThe Torah portion for this week raises a critically important existential question, a query that writers, psychologists and seekers have asked for many, many years:  Can we ever really go home again?Hayyei Sarah, or The Life of Sarah, encompasses death and birth, ends and beginnings, and continuity. It offers a story about the polarity of mortal existence. It also highlights the cyclical, and sometimes paradoxical, nature of the human journey.The … [Read more...]