Shabbat Shalom: Vayeira

Posted on October 22, 2021

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Greetings:

Torah Question of the Week: Have you ever been tempted to do something that you were told not to do? Were you able to avoid the temptation? If not, what happened? In this week’s portion, Lot and his family are escorted away from Sodom as it is being destroyed. They are told not to look back, but Lot’s wife looks back and is turned into a pillar of salt. What does it take for you to avoid the temptation not to follow an instruction? Do you need to know the consequence in advance?

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I hope we will see you this Shabbat! Shabbat Shalom!

— Rabbi Rubin : )