Chayei Sarah – Yishmael’s Final Fall

Why does the Torah first use a language of ‘Shachan’ to mean ‘dwelling’ and then ‘Nafal,’ which usually means to fall? What changed for Yishmael after Avraham’s death? What is the difference between Yishmael and his offspring and how will that play out in the end of days? Why do the people of Edom and Yishmael try to claim the ‘beauty of G-d’ – the Holy Temple on the Temple Mount? Why do the Jewish people endure challenges and difficulties, sometimes fairly and sometimes unjustly, at the hands of the nations of the world? How are they ultimately paid back for the evil they did, beyond the call of justice? What are we to focus on in our times as we strive to make sense of current events?

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 29:41

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