Parshat Chayei Sara – Why A Whole Chapter on Avraham Buying a Burial Plot?

This week, we analyze and discuss Chapter 23 of Bereshit.  Why does the Torah spend a full chapter detailing the negotiations of buying the land?  Why is Abraham discussing the sale with the entire tribe of Heth, and not just the land’s owner? Why is each side sabotaging its own negotiating position?  And why does Sarah’s name disappear during the entire course of the negotiations?  All this and more is discussed in the ling below.

Parsha 2013 – Cayei Sara – Sale of Cave of Machpela

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