Vayera – Israel’s Eternal Promise

How does the promise Hashem made to Sarah that she would conceive parallel the promise Hashem made to the Jewish people of their final redemption? Why did the miracle birth take a typical nine months instead of taking place immediately? Why was Sarah first abducted by Avimelech before Hashem kept His promise to Sarah? How does this parallel what will happen to the Jewish people? Why were Avimelech’s wives unable to give birth at that time? Why were the ‘trees of the field’ all made aware of this situation and how do they correspond to the nations of the world? Why do Avimelech and the nations of the world need to fall in order for Avraham, Sarah and the nation of Israel to be raised up?

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

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