Parashat Toldot


When famine hits, Abraham is forced to leave the promised land and go to Egypt. Isaac faces the same situation but God tells him: Do not go down to Egypt. Stay in the land that I appoint to you. Sojourn in this land so that I may be with you and bless you…Malbim explains that

Parashat Toldot2022-11-26T09:57:28+08:00

Parashat Chayei Sarah, Shabbat Mevarechim


Much of our parasha is taken up with the story of Abraham's anxious instructions to Eliezer to find for Isaac the right wife - but in the end. before Abraham has a chance to interact with Rebekah, Isaac just happens to meet her: And Isaac went out to stroll in the field toward evening, and

Parashat Chayei Sarah, Shabbat Mevarechim2022-11-19T20:29:28+08:00

Parashat Vayera


Before Sodom is destroyed, we read: And the LORD had thought, "Shall I conceal from Abraham what I am about to do? Why did God reveal to Abraham His plan to destroy Sodom? Rashi explains that the answer lies in the next verse: For Abraham will surely be a great and mighty nation, and all

Parashat Vayera2022-11-09T20:23:02+08:00

Parashat Lech Lecha


After Abraham rescues his nephew Lot, we read: After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Fear not Abram I am your shield…” Citing this verse, Maimonides argued that God’s providence over human beings is a function of their righteousness. Since Abraham was willing to endanger himself to

Parashat Lech Lecha2022-11-03T23:51:48+08:00
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