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Parashat Vayera 5782

“The Power of our Actions” This week’s portion is Vayera “And appeared” וַיֵּרָא. In my opinion, this word can also be understood as “the Divine Presence manifested itself” in a situation, in a moment, and a specific person: Abraham. When we get up in the morning, we recite a beautiful prayer called “Modeh Ani” (I give […]

Parashat Vayera 5781

What are We Sowing? Cheshvan 20, 5781 This Parashah, Vayera וַיֵּרָא “and He appeared”, like all the portions of the Torah, tells us stories to help us have a better life. As human beings, we tend to put God in a box according to our understanding and our preconceptions. How often have we heard the […]

Parashat Vayera 5780

Are we able to see beyond our own noses? Cheshvan 18 5780 Several words are repeated over and over in this portion Vayera – appear, see, look, to emphasize a principle for us from our Creator. Sometimes things happen to us that get us to open our eyes. Blind faith is not what the Bore […]