Parashat Chayei Sarah


Abraham...spoke to Ephron...saying: "If you would but hear me-I give the price of the field, take it from me, and let me bury my dead there." Abraham, explains Rashi, regretted that he hadn't already paid Ephron. He realized that in the end Ephron would demand payment and so their discussion was futile. Abraham is described

Parashat Chayei Sarah2016-11-24T18:52:33+08:00

Parashat Vayera


Abraham interceded with God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife...and they gave birth...And the LORD remembered Sarah as He had said...and Sarah bore a son...The Talmud understands as He had said as referring to the time Abraham asked God to heal Abimelech. In other words, after Abraham prayed for Abimelech to be blessed with

Parashat Vayera2016-11-17T22:34:57+08:00

Parashat Lech Lecha


What happened to Abraham, will happen to his descendants. God promised: I will bless those that bless you and he who curses you, I will curse... R. David Kimche points out that the verse switches into the singular because many were those who blessed Abraham and only a few cursed him. In 1929 Salo Baron

Parashat Lech Lecha2016-11-10T20:24:58+08:00

Parashat Noach


My bow I have set in the clouds to be a sign of the covenant between Me and the earth... Upon seeing a rainbow one recites the blessing: God who remembers the covenant, is loyal to His covenant and keeps His word.This is because our Tradition teaches that a rainbow is a sign that God is

Parashat Noach2016-11-03T17:37:02+08:00
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