Separating and Unity

This is combined episode 4 and 5 of the book of Genesis, focusing on divisions in the narrative — divisions in family, of ideology and of belief systems, and land — as well as some points of (re-)union.

This commentary covers both the Torah portion Vayeira, 18:1-22:24, read last week, and this week’, Chayei Sarah, 23:1-25:17. It references these words from MaNishtana. See also, further commentary on Beer Lahai-Roi, where Ishmael and Isaac apparently settle together.

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