This week the regular Torah parsh ‘Vayeira’ (Genesis chapters 18 through 22) covers not only the second, and certainly most well-known part of the life of the ‘patriarch,’ Abraham, but also one of the most foundational.

From Sodom and Gomorrah to the ‘binding of Isaac,’ this one resonate today like never before in our lives.

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship first for the reading and background, from Erev Shabbat:

…and then the deeper look at some aspects of the story that tend to be overlooked among the elements that are clearly so important, but that are key to helping us understand what is STILL being ignored today.

They include phrases that – no coincidence – appear throughout the narrative.

And they both bear on a question that MUST be asked today, because when he was pressed about why he told the Philistine king Abimelech that his wife Sarah was actually his sister, he admitted that the reason was because, “there is NO fear of Elohim” in this place.

It was arguably true of Sodom and Gomorrah, and, as Yahuah told Abraham AFTER the Akieda, the point of his test as well.

The rest of the story hinges on that. And it applies now.

“Vayeira: ‘Is There NO Fear of Yah in the Land?”

The combined two-part teaching is here: