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Reading the Torah, I noticed that when the angels, disguised as travelers, visited Abraham, he served them "butter and milk and the calf which he had prepared." Isn't this a violation of the prohibition against eating meat and milk together?
Torah does not tell us what the tests actually were. There are actually a number of schools of thought about this. Here are some.
The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah have come to epitomize moral depravity and cruelty.
The Wickedness of the Sodomites, Abraham Pleads For Sodom, Lot’s Hospitality, Lot and His Family Are Saved, The Dead Sea
Abraham in Gerar, Isaac’s Birth, Ishmael, The Miraculous Well
Why did Abraham protest so strongly on behalf of a handful of lowlife Sodomites, and yet submitted silently when commanded to sacrifice his own son?
a conversation
Skeptic: Now if that's not the epitome of everything wrong with religion... Believer: Aren't you leaving out a very important part of the story?
G-d’s strange Command, Father and Son Together, The Akedah - Alter, Abraham’s Reward, Abraham and Isaac Return, Sarah’s Death
Why is there no mention of Isaac returning with his father?
For an informed reading of the weekly Haftarah: I Kings 4:1-37
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