Chayei Sarah

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“And Ephron’s field stood up.”
~ Genesis 23:17

After a lengthy dose of Middle-Eastern trade-negotiations, Abraham secured a burial site for his wife.

When they exchange, we’re told that the field ‘stood up’. What does that mean?!

It means the field had been elevated.

Leaving the possession of a commoner for a king, and thereby going from a farmer’s plot to the final resting place of the founding partners of the Jewish Nation – its value drastically increased.

Forget location – real estate value is defined by personal greatness.

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