Vayera

Parshat Vayera: What could be greater than meeting Hashem Himself?

Bezalel Safra photographed by Rony Nathan

Parshat Vayera: What could be greater than meeting Hashem Himself?   Do you greet your neighbor warmly when you meet him or her? Do you greet the security guard at the shopping mall without being prompted to do so? Our forefather Abraham treated even the lowliest of people with respect, even though he had more than enough …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Vayera 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin    Efrat, Israel – One of the most difficult stories of the Bible – and certainly the complex highlight of Vayera – is the “binding” (and near slaughter) of Isaac, but the tale preceding it may legitimately be called the “binding” (near death) of Ishmael. This …

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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 …

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“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 …

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“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 …

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“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 …

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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 …

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"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 …

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“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 …

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