Sat, 3 November 2012
18th of Cheshvan, 5773
י״ח בְּחֶשְׁוָן תשע״ג
Hagar and Ishmael
we make of Abraham’s actions in this week's portion? He negotiates with God about saving Sodom, but when he is commanded to sacrifice his son, he goes along with no complaint . MORE>
Three guests arrive at Abraham and Sarah's tent. They inform Abraham that God will give the elderly Sarah a child. The prophecy comes true, and they name their son Isaac.
As Abraham was sitting before his tent, after having circumcised himself, God appeared. Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw three men standing there. Abraham invited them to come in and made a fine meal for them.
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II Kings 4:1-37
The prophet Elisha
performs two miracles.
This week's haftarah contains two stories about the prophet Elisha, a protégé of Elijah. In the first story an unnamed woman, traditionally identified as the wife of Obadiah, one of the minor prophets, comes to Elisha with a complaint. Her husband has died, and she is so destitute without him that her children are about to be taken away from her to be sold as slave
JEWISH WORLD NEWS
'You want the free spirit all the time', filmmaker
Rama Burshetein tells Haaretz. 'At 25, my free spirit
involved eating shrimp. Having sex. Now I know that
the only free spirit is the connection with Hashem.’