Vayera

Parshat Vayera – Arguing from a Place of Faith

Rabbanit Nomi Berman

Parashat Vayera: Arguing from a Place of Faith Abraham’s conversation and his attempt at advocating on behalf of Sdom are a milestone in the annals of the Jewish people. “Will the Judge of the entire earth not perform justice?” Generations of Abraham’s descendants will ponder this question. by Rabbanit Nomi Berman, Rosh Beit MidrashMaria and… Continue Reading Parshat Vayera – Arguing from a Place of Faith

“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayera 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayera (Genesis 18:1 – 22: 24) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Take your son, your only son, the one whom you love, Isaac, and dedicate him there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of.” (Genesis 22:2) As we have seen, there are… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Vayera 5779

“Parsha to the Point” – Vayera 5778

Parshat Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24) Rabbi David Stav  Our Torah reading, Vayera, begins with three angels paying a visit to Abraham as the patriarch was recovering from his circumcision, during which time one of the angels reports that God is about to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Curiously, the Torah stresses that God feels a… Continue Reading “Parsha to the Point” – Vayera 5778

“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayera 5778

Parshat Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “And it came to pass…that God tested Abraham, saying to him, ‘Abraham,’ to which he responded, ‘Here I am!’ And He said, ‘Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, offering him there as a sacrifice on… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Vayera 5778

אישה ופרשה: וירא תשע”ז

  משמעותו של ניסיון העקידה חנה גודינגר (דרייפוס)  פרשת וירא מותירה אותנו אל מול הדיון במשמעותו של הניסיון, לא רק עבור אברהם אבינו, אלא בכלל בחיינו כבני אדם. חנה גודינגר דרייפוס על פרשת וירא מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, י”ז חשון תשע”ז, 18/11/2016 חז”ל במסכת אבות אומרים: “עשרה ניסיונות נתנסה אברהם אבינו”, ואכן כל… Continue Reading אישה ופרשה: וירא תשע”ז

"Parsha to the Point" – Vayera 5777

Parshat Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24)  Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Vayera opens with the story of three angels who come to visit Avraham, who runs out to greet them despite the pain he is in, and despite the heat wave that occurred on that day. After a lavish meal, the angels inform him that his wife, Sarah, would give birth… Continue Reading "Parsha to the Point" – Vayera 5777

“Parsha to the Point” – Vayera 5777

Parshat Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24)  Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Vayera opens with the story of three angels who come to visit Avraham, who runs out to greet them despite the pain he is in, and despite the heat wave that occurred on that day. After a lavish meal, the angels inform him that his wife, Sarah, would give birth… Continue Reading “Parsha to the Point” – Vayera 5777

"Shabbat Shalom" – Vayera 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “For now I know that you are a God-fearing man, seeing that you have not withheld your only son from Me.” (Gen. 22:12) The Akeda serves as a model for one of the most important questions in contemporary family life: to what extent should a parent… Continue Reading "Shabbat Shalom" – Vayera 5777