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Parashas Vayeira (2012)


Vayeira 1

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Chp. 18 verses 1-3: Introduction, Hashem visits Avraham on the third day after his circumcision. He looks up and sees three men coming towards him and he invites them to be his guests.

Vayeira 2

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Chp. 18 verses 3-8: Continues with Avraham serving the three men/angels a meal.

Vayeira 3

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Chp. 18 verses 9 - 25: The angel/arab blesses Sara with a son and she laughs. Hashem tells Awraham that he will have a son, and questions Sara's laughter. Awraham confronts her aboud her laughter and she denies it. The guests leave and Hashem appears to Awraham to inform him of the destruction of Sodom and its inhabitants. Awraham begins his plea for the cities.

Vayeira 4

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Chp. 18 verse 26 - Chp. 19 verse 11: Continues with Avrahams impassioned plea to Hashem on behalf of the people of Sodom. The chp. ends with him accepting G-d's decision and returning to his place. Chp. 18 begins with the angels coming to Sodom and being invited to the home of Lot. While they are there the people of the city surround his house and demand that he give his guests to them for immoral purposes. Lot goes out and tries to reasson with them but to no avail. He is pulled back into the house by the angels who proceed to blind all the people who are surrounding his house.

Vayeira 5

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Chp. 19 verses 12 - 38: Continues with the story of Lot and his family as they are being saved by the angels from the destruction of Sodom. After they leave the city the angel of G-d destroy the cities. His wife looks back and is turned into a pillar of salt. Then he and his two daughters hide in a mountain cave. His daughters thinking that they are the only survivors in the world get their father drunk and have relations with him. They give birth to two sons Moav and Amon.

Vayeira 6

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Chp. 19 verse 1 - chp. 20 verse 6: Avraham and Sawra go to Gerar, where he experiences another of his ten tests. Sawra is abducted by Avimelech the king of Gerar. The king is warned by Hashem to release her. His whole household is plagued because of her. The king releases her with lavish gifts. Avraham prays for him, and then he and his household are cured. Chp. 20, begins with Hsshem remembering Sawra and she gives birth to Yitzhok. Avraham who is one hundred years old, circumcises him on the eighth day of his birth and names him Yitzhok.

Vayeira 7

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Chp. 21 verses 6 - 34: Continues with the weaning of Yitzhok. Next the test of sending away Yishmael. Chp. ends with the treaty with Avimelech.

Vayeira 8

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Chp. 22 verses 1 - 5: Overview, the request of Hashem to Avraham to bring Yitzhok up as a sacrifice. They reach the mountain and are about to ascend.

Vayeira 9

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Chp. 22 verses 6 - 24: Continues with the " Binding of Yitzhok." Avraham is told not to sacrifice Yitzhok, that Hashem only wanted him brought up on the alter. Avraham then brings a ram in lieu of Yirzhok. They then return to Be'er Sheva. The portion ends with the birth of Rivkah.

Parashas Vayeira (2004 - 2007)


Vayeira1a chp. 18 verse 1 - verse 5

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Hashem appears to avraham on the 3rd day after his circumcision. During the visit three men/angels appear and Avraham shows them great hospitality.

Vayeira1b chp. 18 verse 5 - chp. 18 verse 24

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continues with avraham's hospitality for his three guests. They bless him that sawra should bear a son in one years time, she laughs. Two of the angels go on to sodom to destroy it and to save lot. Hashem informs Avraham of His plans to destroy sodom and avraham begins his plea to save the cities.

Vayeira2a chp. 18 verse 24 - chp. 19 verse 33

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Avraham continues his passionate plea for the people of sodom. The angels come to sodom and lot invites them to come to his house and offers them food and lodging. The people of sodom surround the house and demand that lot give them his guests. Angels tell lot of their mission to destoy the city and tell him to take his family and possessions and they will escort him out of the city before they destoy it. They are told not to look back at the destruction but lot's wife does and is turned into a pillar of salt. We begin the story of lot and his two daughters.

Vayeira2b chp. 19 verse 33 - until end chp. 21

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Lot gets drunk and is seduced by his two daughters. Avraham travels to gerar where the king abducts sawra. Hashem appears to the king in a dream and tells him that he is going to die for taking sawra. Avrahem prays for the king and his household. Avimelech then invites him to reside in his country and showers him with gifts. Sawra gives birth to yitzhok. Avraham is tested by Hashem by driving hagar and yishmael from his house. Angel appear to hagar. The king visits avraham and makes a treaty with him.

Vayeira3b chp 22 - until end of sedra

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This chapter deals with the "Akeidah" the binding of yitzhok, and ends with the birth of rivkah.


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