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Vayeira: What will we become the parent of?

What do we mean when we refer to Avraham as being Avraham Avinu, Abraham our father?

Vayeira: What will we become the parent of?

Have you noticed the first thing G-d commanded Abram to do?

Rav Tzvi Yehuda: 'There is the complete emunah of Avraham Avinu, and the partial emunah of the Spies in the Wilderness.' Which are you?

Have you noticed the first thing G-d commanded Abram to do?

The key to parenting

We can learn much about parenting from the Matriarchs and Patriarchs.

The key to parentingplayer

Aging: It's only skin deep

If you take away the lines, do you take away the joy and sadness? The wisdom?

Aging: It's only skin deep

A rose among thorns

Rivkah was a beautiful flower growing in a desert, but she came from the family of Avraham and knew about his deeds.

A rose among thorns

Abraham's weapon against uncertainty

The greatest victory over disappointment and failure is the courage to move forward. Abraham's message for today is in this week's parasha.

Abraham's weapon against uncertainty

What kept Abraham from consulting with Sara on the Akedah?

The first and only instance in which he chose not to consult with Sara and to work alone led to her tragic death.

What kept Abraham from consulting with Sara on the Akedah?

Abraham and our impasse with the Palestinian Arabs

Torah insights on the need for negotiations, looking back at Abraham's purchase, Eliezer's mission, gifts from crooks- amd bible critics.

Abraham and our impasse with the Palestinian Arabs

I am here - which of us could pass that test?

A poet might find irony is the request.  A dramatist, cruelty.  A comedian, absurdity. But Abraham was simply a man of G-d.

I am here - which of us could pass that test?

Did Avraham Avinu “love” G-d or “fear” Him?

At Avraham's tenth and most difficult test, Akeidat Yitzchak, the Torah praises him as "G-d-fearing," and not as one who loves G-d.

Did Avraham Avinu “love” G-d or “fear” Him?

The greatest leaders

The greatest leaders, just like great parents and teachers are all defined by one thing.

The greatest leaders

We are all part of the tikkun

Could others, even those seemingly much less worthy than Abraham, be part of the Divine plan of tikkun?

We are all part of the tikkun

Cain and Abel, Abraham and Sarah, an inseparable bond

Did Adam and Eve's sin rob them and future generations of spirituality? The answer lies in the lives of Cain and Abel, Abraham and Sarah.

Cain and Abel, Abraham and Sarah, an inseparable bond

Every man and woman can change the world

Opinion polls are dangerous mainly due to their making us think that what we decide is insignificant. Abraham changed the world alone.

Every man and woman can change the world

Rachel and Avraham's blessings light up the world

The grandfather of the grandfather of each of our Nobel prize winners sat down every day with a gemara and cracked open its problems.

Rachel and Avraham's blessings light up the world

Why did God choose Abraham?

On what basis did God single out Abraham to become Avraham Avinu, the forefather of the Jewish nation? Avraham achieved true greatness. How?

Why did God choose Abraham?

Yesha Council honors Peres, despite differences

Despite differences over Oslo Accords and Palestinian statehood, Yesha Council remembers Peres' 'contributions to Israel.'

Yesha Council honors Peres' 'tireless work' for Israel

Slain Soldier's Family Visits Hevron

First Sergeant Gal Kobi was shot by an enemy sniper during the Sukkot holiday.

Slain Soldier's Family Visits Hevron, Where He was Shot

Hevron Cops Nab Jewish 'Coke Shpritzer' Attackers

Hevron police arrested 2 Jews for splashing an Arab with Coke. Now if only they were as determined to catch real criminals, said Honenu

Hevron Cops Nab 'Dangerous' Jewish 'Coke Shpritzer' Attackers