Parsha Vayeira - Chapter 21 – Verses 7 - 8
Hashem Loves me Stories - Chodesh Cheshvan
Avraham threw a "great" party after 24 months for the weaning of Yitzak. "Great" meaning all the prominent people of the generation were there. This party was to publicize the wondrous ways of Hashem - to give praise and esteem for Hashem in keeping his promise making this miracle happen. Who does all these amazing things?! It is only Hashem!
Today’s learning dedicated to the memory of Janet's beloved cat Waffles.
The Talmud states that “the Holy One, blessed be He, does not deprive any creature of any reward due to it." Further according to the teachings of the Arizal animals do in fact have independent souls, and they do go to heaven. (The Arizal is generally considered the final arbiter for all Kabbalistic teachings.) The Arizal explains that every created entity possesses a “soul.” This includes everything from rocks and other inanimate objects to animals and, of course, people. This soul or “spark of G‑dliness” not only sustains the creation’s existence, but it imbues the creation with its purpose and significance in the world.