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Vayeira
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in the beginning of this week's parsha (Chapter 18, Pasuk 1), Vayera Eilav Hashem. Gd appears to Avraham, but the Torah doesn't tell us what the purpose of the visit was. Rashi quotes the words of Chazal in the Gemara and teaches us that Hashem came to visit Avraham who was sick, recovering Read more...

Chayei Sarah
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week's parsha of the death of Sarah Imeinu and at the end of the parsha we read of the petirah of Araham Avinu. The Torah mentions the burial of Avraham and tells us (Chapter 25, Pasuk 9), Vayikberu Oso Yitzchak V'Yishmael Banv el Me'aras Hamachpelah. Yitzchak and Yishmael the sons o Read more...

Toldos
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week's parsha the major events in the life of Yitzchak Avinu. The birth of his children, Yaakov and Eisav, his travels to Grar and subsequent bris he established with Avimelech, and the focus of the parsha towards the end, the blessings to his sons. In the middle of the parsha there Read more...

Vayeitzei
Rabbi Jablinowitz

The Medrash Rabbah in this week's parsha begins by quoting the pasuk from Mishlei (Chapter 3, Pasuk 23), Az Teileich Lavetach Darkecha,Then you will go on your road securely. The Medrash explains that this is referring to Yaakov Avinu when he left home and travelled to Charan on account of his Read more...