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Parsha Vayera

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Vayera וַיֵּרָ֤א is translated as “And He appeared”.

Parsha vayera וַיֵּרָ֤א is the fourth parsha in the annual reading cycle. It is perhaps the most significant of all parashiyot as it is the turning point in Abraham’s life.  Abraham has a visitation and the promise of a son through Sarah. Abraham intercedes for the righteous in Sodom and Gomorrah. Sarah is taken by Abimelech. Isaac is  born and Ishmael is banished. A covenant is established between Abimelech and Abraham and it ends with the binding of Isaac.

Vayera וַיֵּרָ֤א is the first word and in the Hebrew text (see text below).