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Vayera – “And He Appeared”

The name of this Shabbat’s parasha is Vayera, meaning “and he appeared”, and covers Genesis 18:1-22:24. Abraham saw God and two angels (in human form) near his tent and invited them in, offering them food and water. Adonai promised to return the same time the following year, and Sarah will give birth to a son! Upon hearing this, Sarah silently

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Vayera – “And He Appeared”

This week’s Torah portion is entitled VaYera.  VaYera means, “And He appeared.”  It covers Genesis 18:1-22:24. Chapter 18 opens with Abraham sitting by his tent and God, manifested in the flesh as Yeshua, appears before him with two angels.  Abraham invites these three to a meal and quickly tells Sarah to prepare bread while he goes and selects a choice

By | 2017-01-30T21:40:54+00:00 November 19th, 2016|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayera – “And He Appeared”

Vayera – “And He Appeared”

The Parasha for this week is entitled Vayera, meaning “And He Appeared,” and covers Genesis 18-22.  Those who imagine that the pages of Scripture are filled with esoteric teaching might be surprised to learn that the Torah describes very real people with real issues struggling to make it in the real world. Chapter 18 begins with the Great Patriarch Abraham

By | 2017-01-30T21:41:44+00:00 October 31st, 2015|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayera – “And He Appeared”

Vayera – “And He Appeared”

This week’s Parasha is entitled, Vayera, meaning “And He Appeared.” It covers Genesis Chapters 18 to 22. In addition to the Lord informing Abraham of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, this Parasha also contains the promise of a child to the great Patriarch and his barren wife, Sarah; and God’s great test of faith, the request for Abraham to sacrifice

By | 2017-10-31T12:49:46+00:00 November 8th, 2014|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayera – “And He Appeared”

Vayera – “He Appeared”

The Parasha for this week is Vayera, meaning “He appeared,” but literally translated: “And He caused Himself to be seen.” It covers Genesis 18:1-22:24. Chapter 18 begins with the great Patriarch and father of many nations Abraham, resting at the door of his tent, when the Lord, accompanied by two angels, appears to him by the trees at Mamre.  Showing

By | 2017-01-30T21:43:41+00:00 October 19th, 2013|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayera – “He Appeared”