Moran writes, "Jacob’s dream is so rich and much can be (and has been) written on it. One of the most important parts of this dream that I would like to point out has to do with God affirming, once again..."
Moran writes, "The first one is this important recurring theme of barrenness, which plays a significant role in the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and their wives."
Michael writes, "Some would ask, if the LORD separated Abraham from his country and family (Genesis 12.1), why did he send back there to get a wife for Isaac, and why would Jacob in the future go back for a wife as well."
Moran writes, "Many times we overlook Sara’s life as we focus primarily on Abraham, his amazing story, the amazing promises that he received from God, and no doubt his amazing faith."
"Why did Yeshua tell His disciples to avoid Gentiles and preach the Gospel only to Jews?"
Moran writes, "Yet, even with such great faith, I am sure Abraham did not expect what God was about to ask of him in verse 2..."
Michael writes, "This week’s parasha, Vayeira, ends with one of the most confusing narratives of the Tanakh, and at the same time, continues to give us insights into the intense faith of our first patriarch."
"Despite all these descriptions in the New Testament, the following verses show a response from Abraham that raises questions about his faith in God’s promise..."
Michael writes, "But, as is common to all humankind, Israel slipped, was disobedient to the mitzvot of the LORD, was disciplined and was taken into exile. In the Haftarah for Lech Lecha..."
This week’s reading brings us to some very important verses, which hold some of the most important, foundational principles in all of Scripture.