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Vayera

Your Questions
Why Is There a Sandek at a Brit?

One of the highest honors at a brit milah (Jewish circumcision) is holding the baby on one’s lap
By the Numbers
25 Shabbat Facts Every Jew Should Know

Every week, for the 25 hours beginning just before sundown on Friday until after night has fallen on Saturday night, Jewish people celebrate Shabbat, a period of rest and spiritual rejuvenation.
Parshah
When You Can’t Wrap Your Mind Around G-d’s Plan

Why would G‑d finally give Abraham a son and then take him away? Why snuff out Isaac’s life before he’s had any children of his own? Abraham and Sarah would have no children or grandchildren to continue their legacy of monotheism.
Too Much Testing?

Why was Abraham continuously tested?
Vayera Parshah Quiz

Take this quiz to see how well you know the parshah of Vayera.
Perspectives
Size Extra-Large Works for Me and My Family

A friend once smiled at my children and at me, then said, “You don’t have to have, like, a million kids.”
Finding Gratitude in the Supermarket, Even When the Shelves Were Empty

I sighed again and was on the verge of complaining to my daughter when I looked over at the the man picking through the soggy cucumbers right by me.
Illumination, Not Elimination

Chapter 15 of Positivity Bias
Story
The "Forced" Blessing

To everyone, it was an impossible dream. But not for Reb Yekel.
Lifestyle
Moshiach will restore the kingdom of David to its glory of old, to its original sovereignty. He will build the Holy Temple and gather the dispersed of Israel. In his times, all laws [of the Torah] will be reinstated as before; the sacrifices will be offered, and the Sabbatical year and the Jubilee year will be instituted…
— Maimonides
Print Magazine

What is your job in this world? It is to become truth.

How do you become truth? By not lying to yourself.

It is not that you must do whatever you do with sincerity.
Sincerity itself is the work you must do.
Be truth.