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Parshat Vayeira
Abraham baked matzah on Passover over four hundred years before the Exodus. How did the patriarchs and matriarchs know how to observe mitzvot before the Torah was even given at Sinai?
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Vayeira
On what basis did Abraham and Sarah merit to have a child in their old age? Many answers are hinted to in the word "where" in the angels' question to Abraham (Genesis 18:9) "Where is your wife Sarah?"
Letters and Numbers of Torah—Vayeira
When Avimelech kidnaps Sarah, G‑d tells him (Genesis 20:6), “I have withheld you from sin.” Why is the Hebrew word for sinning (chet) missing an aleph in this verse?
How to Study Torah - Vayeira
We study the enigmatic story of the Akeida with a special focus on Abraham’s response when G-d stops him at the last moment.
A Taste of Text—Vayeira
We hear of the miracles that great people’s prayers can accomplish. But is prayer also for us regular folk?
We scratch because it feels good. At least in the moment. And it is a relief. But the pain always returns, for the itch comes back begging for more, and the cycle continues . . .
Five on Five—Vayeira
When we feel that our past behavior does not warrant a connection with G‑d, He assures us: I judge you only by where you are now.
Practical Parshah—Vayeira
G‑d’s visit to Abraham following his circumcision teaches us some important guidelines in how to properly perform the mitzvah of bikkur cholim—visiting the sick.
Topics Include: the three angels visit Abraham, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the rectification of Adam’s soul through the binding of Isaac.
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