The Test: At the binding of Yitzchak, Avraham accepted entirely G-d’s will. Being willing to sacrifice one’s own life for the sanctification of G-d’s name, is a deep and undeniable character trait of the people of Israel. But the true “test” is not only being willing to die for our beliefs, but being willing to live for G-d, and walk in the ways of His Torah.
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Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24)
Parashat Vayera is read on Shabbat:
Marcheshvan 20, 5770/November 7, 2009
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