The struggle of living both in the spiritual & physical worlds is our mission & potential greatness
Both portions deal with God’s promises to Avraham; Lech Lecha is nationalistic, Vayeira is universal
What does the odd bargaining session between Abraham & God mean? What does it teach about Abraham?
The Shita Mekubetzes there asks why the Gemara did not cite a source to permit the consumption of milk from a pasuk in this week’s parsha.
Avraham spent his life emulating Hashem. Every waking moment of his existence was focused on making himself as much like Hashem as humanly possible.
Perhaps G-d’s approval of Abraham's emphasis of kavod habriyot can be found in the subsequent verses (Genesis 18:19).
When David returned, he apologized to Moshe and offered to pay for replacement of the fender.
A Hot Air Blower ‘Whoever Eats Bread Without Wiping His Hands…’ (Sotah 4b)
The greatest impact of an individual is generally felt when he acts as part of the larger community.
Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)
In this week's parsha, what do we learn about the intense power Abraham had to influence others?
Professors and fellow students have poisoned many young Jewish minds against their faith and Israel.
HaShem waited while Abraham attended to his visitors before discussing with him the fate of Sodom.
When one is able to serve G-d and feel connected with Him on an emotional level, it is far greater than one who merely has an intellectual and rational connection.
Avraham Avinu is the first Jew and the first human being to take moral responsibility for himself and his surroundings.
The 1st commandment given to proto-Israelite nation, through our patriarch Abraham, is circumcision
It is important to appreciate Terah, the foundation from which the patriarchs and matriarchs emerged
"I stated from the beginning, 'For a friend like you – we're willing to rent.' If he's no longer a friend, the agreement is no longer binding!"
It seems that in an attempt to portray gedolim as great, we have made them non-human – angels just barely wearing human form.