In this week's parsha, what do we learn about the intense power Abraham had to influence others?
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
It seems that in an attempt to portray gedolim as great, we have made them non-human – angels just barely wearing human form.
Circumcision and the Sabbath/Festivals are both classified as otot (signs) of our relationship with G-d.
If everything depends on the final test, the Sacrifice of Yitzchok, why give Avraham other trials?
Chazal teach that while Ephraim stayed and learned under Yaakov, Menashe helped Yosef run the kingdom.
I believe one of our questions can be answered by noting that Avraham was only commanded not to marry a gentile or a maidservant in Bereishis 17:7 – after he was already married to Hagar for 13 years.
The Jewish people's love for their land is under assault, whether by Arab terror or UNESCO treachery
What should one learn from the first words that G-d says to Avraham: Go to the Land of Israel!
Not only is eating melavah malkah a great mitzvah, there are "instant rewards"!
Even in the most drastic of circumstances, a Jew can never be written off completely and one must even be willing to endure total mesirus nefesh for another’s sake.
Noah's children teach different responses to being disappointed by someone dear-or even God Himself
The more a person grows, the more clearly he relates to his spiritual side, and the less the Nefesh Ha’Bahami clouds his vision.
It was only after permission was granted to eat animals that man was permitted to fully own animals.
Unfortunately, the new world that Adam attempted to start through Seth became corrupted.
Examining the frequent failures of humanity in this parsha and how they set the scene for Abraham.