Sunday, October 17, 2010

Show Notes Vayera 5771

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Show notes Vayera 5771

The video of felting which I watched which proved I was not more talented than a fifth grader was found at, see Oliart.

The 10 Trials of Abraham
According to Maimonides
1. God tells Abraham to leave his homeland to be a stranger in the Land of Canaan.
2. Immediately after Abraham arrives in Canaan there is famine.
3. The Egyptians capture his beloved wife, Sarah, and bring her to Pharaoh.
4. Abraham faces incredible odds in the battle of the four and five kings.
5. Abraham conceives a child with Hagar after not being able to have children with Sarah
6. Circumcision. 
7. The king of Gerar captures Sarah, intending to take her for himself.
8. God tells him to send Hagar and Ishmael away.
9. His son, Ishmael, becomes estranged.
10. God tells him to sacrifice his dear son Isaac upon an altar.

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