Another great Parsha with many ideas for your Parsha Party. REMINDER - THIS IS A SPRINGBOARD OF IDEAS. YOU CAN CHOOSE ONE IDEA OR A FEW. AND HAVE THE KIDS GUESS THE CONNECTIONS.
Parsha Overview (Feel free to skip straight to the Party below - simply click the arrow next to this text and the overview will disappear.)
Sarah passes away at the age of 127. Avraham mourns her death and cries. She is buried in Ma’aras Hamachpelah, where Adam and Chava were buried. Avraham went to purchase the cave from Ephron. Ephron says he will give it for free, but when Avraham wants to pay, he charges him 400 Silver Shekalim. The passuk says that Avraham was old and Hashem blessed him with “kol” – everything.
Avraham calls his servant Eliezer to promise to find a wife for Yitzchak, sending him to his birthplace, Charan, to find a girl from his family. Eliezer takes 10 camels and many gifts with him goes on his way. He miraculously has kefitzas haderech (quickening of the way). When he arrives outside the city, by a well, Eliezer asks Hashem for a sign for the girl destined to marry Yitzchok. The girl that offers to give him and his camels to drink from the well, she should be the one. As he is finishing his tefilla to Hashem, Rivka, the daughter of Besuel (Avraham’s nephew) arrives at the well and offers Eliezer and all his camels to drink. Eliezer excitedly gave her a nose ring and 2 bracelets and is invited to stay by her father’s house. Eliezer blesses Hashem for guiding him.
Eliezer retells her family the story of Avraham’s growth and him sending Eliezer to find a wife for Yitzchak and the whole story that happened at the well. They agree to send Rivka and Eliezer gives her more silver and gold and special clothing. He gives her brother Lavan and her mother delicacies that he brought and they all sit and have a feast.
They send Rivka with Eliezer along with her nursemaid to go marry Yitzchak. As they approached, Yitzchak was davening in the field and Rivka sees him and covers herself with a veil. Yitzchak brings her to his mother Sarah’s tent and marries her and is comforted by her. The medrash says that the 3 special brachos that had left the tent when Sarah died had returned when Rivka came into the tent. These were: the cloud of the shechina over the tent, the candles burned from week to week, and there was a blessing of abundance in the challah dough.
Avraham now takes a wife for himself named Keturah. The medrash says that this is Hagar, she did Teshuva. Avraham has more sons. He gives all his possesions to Yitzchak, and to his sons he gives gifts and sends them away to Kedem – the east. Avraham lives 175 years and is buried in Ma’aras Hamachpela.
The pesukim list the sons of Yishmael and he died at 137.
(Adapted partially from In a Nutshell by Chabad.org and The Medrash says)
And now for the fun part
Avraham mourns and Cries after Sarah Imeinu Dies
Cry Baby gum
Ephron talks like a righteous person that will give the Ma’aras Hamachpela for free but instead charges Avraham a high sum of silver shekalim
Sour lips candy
Money rolls winkies
Avraham is old and blessed with “Kol”
Candy Canes or Fiz Canes
Coca “Col”a or any Cola candies (sour sticks makes a cola flavor)
Avraham sends Eliezer to choose a wife for Yitzchak
“Chews it” Candies
Eliezer takes 10 Camels
Ca(ra)mel candies or cookies (close enough 😊)
Chocolate Truffles (camels drink from trough – you can teach your kids a new word)
Eliezer had Kefitzas Haderech (the traveling went miraculously fast)
Fruit by the foot
He waited and davened by the Well and Rivka gave him and the camels to drink
Blue candies for water
Blue fizzlers bottle
Eliezer adorns Rivka with Jewelry
Fruit loops to make necklaces/bracelet (you will need string)
The Torah repeats the story of Eliezer and Rivka a second time
Double bubble gum
Eliezer gives yummy foods to Rivka’s family and they have a feast
Yitzchak is in the field davening when Rivka returns
Mentos Pure fresh
Garden chips (garden/field)
Rivka covers herself with a Veil
Yitzchak marries Rivka
Mazel tov candy
Mazel tov cookies
Lipstick candy for the kallah
Heart lolly pops
Rivka enters the tent and Hashem brings back the 3 special brachos – A cloud, the candles burning, and the bracha in the dough
Cotton candy or marshmallows
Cookie dough ice cream
Edible cookie dough
Avraham sends his sons from Ketura to the east – Kedem
Kedem Grape Juice
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Have a wonderful Shabbos!
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