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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayera

October 23, 2018 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).

Before the destruction of S’dom, Avraham argues with Hashem, trying to talk God out of destroying the city. It seems like it would take a great deal of temerity to speak to Hashem the way Avraham does, chastising and challenging the Almighty. Read more >