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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayera

October 31, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, the Torah continues with the adventures of Avraham and Sarah, including the announcement of the impending birth of Yitzchak and his actual birth, the destruction of S’dom, the exile of Hagar and Yishmael from Avraham’s house, and the famous episode of Akeidat Yitzchak (the Binding of Isaac).

The parasha begins with Avraham sitting at the door of his tent and welcoming in three strangers (18:1-4). The Rabbis universally agree that these individuals were malachim sent by Hashem. But what exactly are malachim? Read more >