Vayeira

The Pintel’e Yid

Jul 9, 2020 |

Our parsha begins with Avraham’s interrupting Hashem’s revelation to him in order to perform the mitzvah of hachnassas orchim with three men who pass by his tent. “Vayeira eilav Hashem b’eilonei mamrei, v’hu yosheiv pesach ha’ohel k’chom hayom. Vayisa eivan vayaar v’hinei shlosha anashim nitzavim alav, vayaar, vayaratz likrasam” – And Hashem appeared to him in Elonei Mamrei while he was sitting at the opening of the tent in the heat of day. He lifted his eyes and saw three…

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From “Commandment” to “Connection”

Jul 9, 2020 |

Our parsha begins with Hashem appearing to Avraham Avinu who is recovering from having had his bris two days prior, at the opening of histent. In the middle of this visit, three angels disguised as Bedouin travelers stop by, and Avraham leaves Hashem to attend to their needs. Before he does so, he asks Hashem not to depart from the opening of the tent until he returns from taking care of his guests, saying, “Al na sa’avor mei’al avdecha” –…

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