Parashat Vayeira is rich in gleanings about hospitality, kindness, righteousness, jealously, reconciliation, and, particularly, faith and commitment to God.
Most parashiyot are equally rich, but for me, Vayera is special. It is the parashah of my conversion. My first aliyah – the first time I was called to the Torah – was for the last section, when Abraham is ready to sacrifice Isaac, his and Sarah’s son of their old age. The miracle child that made Sarah laugh, first with disbelief and later, I imagine, with joy and strengthened faith.
I always wanted children, three or more, so I took... Read More