Friday, November 3, 2017

This week’s Torah portion: Parashah 4: Vayera (He appeared) Genesis 18:1 through 22:24

Shabbat shalom, mishpocah!  A synopsis of this week's Torah portion can be found on our website.  In this lesson we learn more about Avraham, who, in the last Parashah, had learned he had been chosen to receive a covenant from YHWH, to be the father of a great, obedient nation. Despite the magnitude of this great honor, we learn that Avraham is but an ordinary man, a frail human, with all the associated human desires, and human erring and human lack of faith....

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