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Parshat Vayera

Readings for Vayera
Cheshvan 20, 5784
November 4, 2023

Kings II 4:1-37
Torah Portion: Vayera
Vayera in a Nutshell

The name of the Parshah, "Vayera," means "And He appeared" and it is found in Genesis 18:1.

G‑d reveals Himself to Abraham three days after the first Jew’s circumcision at age ninety-nine; but Abraham rushes off to prepare a meal for three guests who appear in the desert heat. One of the three—who are angels disguised as men—announces that, in exactly one year, the barren Sarah will give birth to a son. Sarah laughs.

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