VAYETZE (and he went out)

Genesis 28:10 Jacob went out from Beer-sheba and went toward Haran (burning anger). 11 And he came upon the certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had already set; and he took some stones from that place and put them as his pillows and lay down in that place to sleep. C-MATS Question: Where was that “certain place” …

TOLDOT (generations)

Genesis 25:19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham gave birth to את־ Isaac: 20 Isaac was 40 years old when he took את־ Rebekah as a wife, the daughter of Bethuel, the Syrian of Padan-aram and the אחֹות sister to Laban the Syrian. 21 Isaac prayed to ליהוה for אשְׁתו his wife because she was barren: and יהוה …

CHAYEI SARAH (life of Sarah)

Genesis 23:3 Abraham got up from his dead wife and spoke to the sons of Heth saying, 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner (stranger) with you: give me a אחֻזַּת holding of as a burying place, that I may bury my dead wife. C-MATS Question: How was Abraham expressing the dual role that every believer must play? On …

VAYERA (and he appeared)

Genesis 18:1 And יהוה appeared to him in the plains of Mamre (vigor/lusty): and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day (healing from his circumcision). C-MATS  Question: Why did יהוה come to visit Abraham? It was the third day from his circumcision when the wound is most painful and he was the most weakened, and …

LECH LECHA (get yourself out)

Genesis 12:1 Now יהוה had said to Abram, Get out of your country and away from your kinsmen and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you. C-MATS Question: What change took place through Abraham? After twenty generations of failure, the privilege of being יהוה ‘s Chosen People was earned by Abraham and his offspring. Abraham …