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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayera

October 29, 2015 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

This week’s parasha continues with Avraham’s journey through life. It begins with the news that Avraham and Sarah will together have a child; takes us through Avraham’s unsuccessful discussion with God, trying to get Hashem to spare the people of S’dom and Amorrah; follows Avraham and Sarah on their sojourn in Gerar; witnesses the birth of Yitzchak and the expulsion of Hagar and Yishmael; and culminates in the story of the binding of Yitzchak.

In the opening story, Sarah laughs when she and Avraham are told that at the same time the following year, Sarah will give birth to a son, but God’s reaction to this is interesting. Read More>