Parshas Chayei Sara – Avorohom’s Daughter

Download as Word In this week’s Parsha, we are told that Avrohom Avinu is blessed with ‘BaKol’ – everything[1]. What is everything that Avrohom could be blessed with? There is a Gemarra in Bava Basra[2] that brings four explanations. One is that, he was blessed with a daughter. The Rishonim are puzzled by this since…

VaYera – The Treaty with Avimelech

Download as Word In this week’s Parsha between the expulsion of Yishmael and the Akeida, there is a conversation that takes place between Avrohom and Avimelech. Avimelech comes to Avrohom and desires to make a treaty between them and their descendants. Avrohom agrees and then brings up something we did not learn about before; the…

Download as word One of the more puzzling aspects in this week’s Parsha is the introduction to Sara being taken to Pharaoh. Avrohom seems to be acting in an inappropriate way. “Please say you are my sister, in order that good will come to me because of you, and my life will be saved because…