Vayera – Times of transition

Why does Hashem send the same group of angels to inform Avraham and Sarah of Yitzchak’s birth and cure Avraham, who continue on to destroy Sodom? Why do these two events occur concurrently? Why does Rashi say that Hashem ‘took the sun out of its sheath?’ What is the connection to the time before Moshiach when Hashem will ‘take the sun out of its sheath?’ Why does the future sun cure the righteous and destroy the evil? What is the connection to the exodus from Egypt?

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 16:16


  1. Anonymous on January 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Peretz gematria 370 = aish =370,esau missing the vav =zer anpin the main letter of havayah ie the letter of emet countered by yosef =6.26. tamar=640 gematria shemesh in middle yosef story big mystery.ram gematria = 240 amalak ram plus aish = etrog =610 tikkun malchut reshaim . shemesh 99% solar system all planets revolve around it . sefer yetzirah-caf=netzach=tziri iiiii sound .mitzvah to burn idols in fire . sod ramchals seforim ayin tikkunim and maimer geulah to lesser extent on his peirush on gog umagog similar to abir yaakovs sod peirush .shnei meshichim light sun and moon ramchal and gras writings. Edom going to moon though you make your nest in the heavens from there ill bring you down ,,,,,,dai dai dai !shemesh milui =800 =yesod.10 . sod shemesh zer anpin levana =rachel=malchut.

  2. Ari Goldwag on January 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    To me the point with the Holocaust vs. Israel is that of course, there were other steps that led up to the founding of the state, but the permission of the nations was only granted because of the Holocaust.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

  3. Anonymous on January 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks for this. You always mention something i hadn't thought about.

    You mention about Eretz coming about post holocaust which is not true (this falls into the hands of Ahmadinejad et al, who think Israel's claim to the land is illigitemate because it was 'given' out of the guilt of WWII) it was alwyas in HaShems's plan and the 1917-19 Faisal-Weizmann agreement had already set this ball in motion with the Arab, Faisal acknowledging that Israel was the owner, of Israel (inc. W.Bank/Judea n Samaria and Gaza) and Jerusalem. Even then, Faisal was aware of Islamic Fundamentalists ready, in the wings to cause trouble. However, as your shiur suggests their end is absolute.

    As an aside(ish) Ahmadinejad's words of the Jews going back to the places they came from will come true – all will return to……Israel (as laid down in Torah).

    Thanks again, and have a good Shabbat.

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