Vayeira

Vayeira 5774 – Gilayon #821

SHABBAT SHALOM (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vayera "Thus the two daughters of Lot came to be with child by their father." (Breishit 19:36)   "They had not yet lain down, when the townspeople… shouted to Lot and said to him, 'Where are the men?'" We learn from here that when Lot separated from Abraham and settled near the Jordan River, he was heading towards Sodom. Lot saw that they were participants in sexual deviations and he chose to act as they did. How do we know this?...

Vayeira 5773 – Gilayon #772

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vayera And isaac said to abraham his father, "father!" And he said, "here i am, my son." And he said, "here is the fire and the wood But where is the sheep for the offering?" (Bereishit 22:7)   And they build the shrines of Baal which are in the Valley of Ben-hinnom, where they offered up their sons and daughters to Molech – when I had never commanded, or even thought , that they should do...

Vayeira 5772 – Gilayon #724

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vayera And God appeared to him at the Oaks Mamre, and he was sitting at the door of his tent in the heat of the day (Gen.18:1)   And He appeared to him – to visit the sick (Baba Metsia 96) Rabbi Hama bar Hanina said: This was on the third day after his circumcision, and the Holy One came and inquired after his health. (Rashi ad loc.)   Foreigners malign Judaism and those who carry it...

Vayeira 5771 – Gilayon #673

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vayera And they said to him: "Where is your wife, Sarah?" And he said: "Here she is in the tent." (Bereishit 18:9)   And they said to him: . There are dots over the letters alef yod vav in the word eylav. And we learned: Rabbi Simeon the son of Eleazar says: "Wherever the letters are more than the dotted ones, you must expound on the letters, etc." And here, the dotted letters are...

Vayeira 5770 – Gilayon #624

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vayera And God was with the lad, and he grew, and he dwelt in the desert, and he became an archer. (Bereishit 21:20)   An archer – Multiple Interpretations An archer – roveh kashat – one who shoots arrows with a bow. because of his occupation, like hamar , gamal , tzayad . Therefore, the letter shin is punctuated with a dagesh. He would dwell in the desert and waylay the...

Vayeira 5769 – Gilayon #576

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vayera AND HE LIFTED HIS EYES AND SAW, AND BEHOLD, THREE MEN WERE STANDING BESIDE HIM, AND HE SAW AND HE RAN TOWARD THEM FROM THE ENTRANCE OF THE TENT, AND HE PROSTRATED HIMSELF TO THE GROUND. (Bereishit 18:2)   We have already stated that the forms in which angels appear form part of the prophetic vision. Some prophets see angels in the form of man, e.g., And behold three men stood by him (Bereishit 18:2); others...

Vayeira 5768 – Gilayon #520

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vayera AND THE LORD CAUSED TO RAIN DOWN UPON SODOM AND GOMORRAH BRIMSTONE AND FIRE, FROM THE LORD, FROM HEAVEN. AND HE TURNED OVER THESE CITIES AND THE ENTIRE PLAIN, AND ALL THE INHABITANTS OF THE CITIES, AND THE VEGETATION OF THE GROUND. (Bereishit 19:24-25)   When He overturned the cities in which Lot had dwelt It should be asked: What was the point of this overturning and great judgment of Sodom? There were certainly...

Vayeira 5767 – Gilayon #471

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vayera AND ABRAHAM TOOK THE WOOD FOR THE BURNT OFFERING, AND HE PLACED UPON HIS SON ISAAC, AND HE TOOK INTO HIS HAND THE FIRE AND THE KNIFE, AND THEY BOTH WENT TOGETHER. (Bereishit 22:6) AND ABRAHAM SAID, "GOD WILL PROVIDE FOR HIMSELF THE LAMB FOR THE BURNT OFFERING, MY SON." AND THEY BOTH WENT TOGETHER. (Bereishit 22:8)   and they both went together Abraham, who knew that he was going to slaughter his...

Vayeira 5766 – Gilayon #421

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vayera HIS WIFE LOOKED BEHIND HIM AND SHE THEREUPON TURNED INTO A PILLAR OF SALT. (Bereishit 19:26)   His wife looked behind him – behind Lot. And she thereupon turned into a pillar of salt – By salt she had sinned and by salt she was punished. He said to her : "Give a little salt to these strangers" and she answered him, "Do you mean to introduce this bad custom, also, into our...

Vayeira 5765 – Gilayon #366

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vaera HE ANNIHILATED THOSE CITIES AND THE ENTIRE PLAIN, AND ALL THE INHABITANTS OF THE CITIES AND THE VEGETATION OF THE GROUND. LOT'S WIFE LOOKED BACK, AND SHE THEREUPON TURNED INTO A PILLAR OF SALT. NEXT MORNING, ABRAHAM HURRIED TO THE PLACE WHERE HE HAD STOOD BEFORE THE LORD, AND HE LOOKED DOWN TOWARD SODOM AND GOMORRAH AND ALL THE LAND OF THE PLAIN, AND HE SAW THE SMOKE OF THE LAND RISING LIKE THE...