Jun 24, 2018

Raize Guttman 06-24-18 (11 Tamuz 5778)

Parsha Vayeira - Chapter 20 – Verses 2 - 6

Avraham said about Sarah his wife, "She is my sister," to Avimelech the King of Gerar, and he sends someone and takes Sarah.

From these verses we learn:
* We need to purify our intensions.
* We need to use what Hashem gives us properly & to it's fullest potential.

Jun 22, 2018

Jun 10, 2018

Raize Guttman 06-10-18 (27 Sivan 5778)

Parsha Vayeira - Chapter 20 – Verse 1

Avraham leaves the land of the south.

From this verse we learn out a person has to combine 2 things in service of Hashem – Sur mei’ra (turn away from evil) and va'aseh tov (do good).

Jun 3, 2018

Raize Guttman 06-03-18 (20 Sivan 5778)

Parsha Vayeira - Chapter 19 – Verses 34 - 38

Both of Lot's daughters got pregnant. The eldest daughter names her son Moab (“from my father") The younger names her son Ben-Ammi (“son of my clan”), a more veiled & modest reference to the situation.

It is unimaginable for us, but our Sages say that the story of the daughters of Lot was in order to extract two good sparks & this was all part of Hashem’s master plan. The two sons of the daughters, grew into two mighty nations, Moav and Amon. From Moav descended Ruth, the famous convert who was destined to become the great grandmother of King David, and ultimately of Mashiach. Rus is known as "Ima shel Malchus" (the mother of royalty). From Ammon descended Naamah, wife of King Solomon, and mother of his firstborn son and heir, Rehoboam who was the first King of House Judah.