VAYEIRA וירא Bereshit 18:1- 22:24
- Principal of Cheebur: intimacy/join together/superglue
- Principal of Ar’evut Shared /responsibility ערבות
- Principal of Hachnasat Orchim or Eshel Principal / hospitality
- Principal of an Eved /Servant Principal of a Poretz a bridge maker
- Principal of N’ehorah taking the Light of messiah to the world
- Principal: of Leadership the head not the tail “From the Zanav L’erosh
- Principal of Atad Meaning a bramble, thorn and comes from the root word to pierce to make fast.
Tied to Yeshua
Hachnasat Orchim הכנסת אורחים meaning :- hospitality, the welcoming of guests, bringing them in.
Bereshit 18;1 “And Hashem appeared unto him in the terebinth trees of Mamre; and he sat in the entrance of the ohel (tent) in the heat of the day.”
אליו וירא AND THE LORD APPEARED UNTO HIM to visit the sick man. R. Hama the son of Hanina said: it was the third day after his circumcision and the Holy One, blessed be He, came and enquired after the state of his health (Bava Metzia 86b)
literally, בֵשֹי WAS SITTING — The word is written ישב) without the ו (and therefore may he translated “”he sat”: He wished to rise, but the Holy One, blessed be He, said to him, Sit and I will stand. You shall form an example to your descendants — that I, in time to come, will stand in the assembly of the judges while they will sit, as it is said, (Psalms 82:1) “God standeth in the assembly of the judges” (Genesis Rabbah 48:7)
ממרא באלוני” at the terebinths of Mamre.”
The Torah informs us of the site where the circumcision took place. This was also the place where he received an immediate sign that G’d appreciated Avraham’s deed. We find that manifestations of G’d’s presence to the prophets occur by means of
- water, and
- earth [either of the four basic raw material the terrestrial earth is made of. Ed.]
G’d appeared to Moses in a burning bush (Exodus 3,2). He also appeared to the entire Jewish nation in an environment of fire (Deuteronomy 4,36: “He let you see His great fire, and you heard His words out of the fire”). In Exodus 24,17 G’d’s manifestation is described as “a consuming fire on top of the mountain.” In connection with the ascent to heaven by the prophet Elijah we read in Kings II 2,1 “when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, etc.”
In Kings I 19,11 'ה והנה הרים מפרק וחזק גדולה ורוח עובר“ ,there was a great and mighty wind; splitting mountains and shattering rocks by the power of the Lord.” We also encounter a manifestation of G’d through a mighty wind in Job 38,1 “Then the Lord replied to Job out of the tempest and said, etc.” An instance of G’d manifesting Himself by means of water is found in Ezekiel 1,1 “It was in the thirtieth year... when I was in the community of exiles by the river Kevar, etc.” We encounter another example of G’d manifesting Himself by means of water in Ezekiel 1,24 ”I could hear the sound of their wings like the sound of mighty waters, like the sound of Shaddai." We find G’d manifesting Himself in connection with earth in Ezekiel 43,2 “the whole earth is filled with His glory.” We also find a revelation described as “and the earth was lit up by His Presence.” In this instance, G’d manifested Himself to Avraham by means of a tree. The Midrash uses the word ממרא אלוני to emphasise the fact that these were trees, אילנות .
Actually, Mamre was the name of one of Avraham’s close associates as we know from 14,13 “Mamre the Emorite, the brother of Aner and Eshkol who were allies of Avram.” Had the Torah only wanted to tell us that Avraham circumcised himself near the place where Mamre lived, it would have been appropriate to describe the area as ממרא ערבות” ,the fields of Mamre.” The emphasis on the word אלוני shows that the Torah wanted to draw our attention to the fact that we are talking about a tree or trees. When Avraham told the men who came to visit to rest “under one of the trees,” this shows that there was more than one tree. Why did G’d choose a tree to be the site at which He manifested Himself to Avraham on this occasion? It was because the angel was going to tell him that within a year he and Sarah would have a son. He would experience something similar to that which was experienced by an aged tree which still produced fruit. It is written in Job 14,7-9: “There is hope for a tree; if it is cut down it will renew itself; its shoots will not cease. If its shoots are old in the earth, and its stump dies in the ground, at the scent of water it will bud and produce branches like a sapling.” We also have a verse comparing the righteous to trees in Psalms 1,3 “He (the righteous) is like a tree planted beside streams of water which yields its fruit in season.”
This is also how Rabbeinu Chananel explains our verse. 3 Positions in the story:
- Below the 3 men sitting in the doorway.
- Eye to eye when he meets them after running
- Over them while they sit and eat. In fact not by them Avraham becomes a connector between heaven and earth here.
Titus 1:1 Sha’ul an eved of Hashem and a Shliach of Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach Yehoshua, for the furtherance of the [charedi (orthodox)] emunah of the Bechirei Hashem (chosen ones of G-d) and of da’as HaEmes (knowledge of the Truth) as pertains to chasidus [in Moshiach].
Paul, a slave of God and an emissary of Messiah Yeshua, for the faith of God’s chosen and the knowledge of truth that is in keeping with godliness, In Hebrew there is no word godliness. The word used chasidus comes from of Hashnashat orchim hospitality chasidus = chasidic loving/ laughter doing what is good Going beyond what we are asked to do. acts of chesed (loving kindness)
Run the Race / Merotz
- Run the Race (Merotz)
- Not our Race its His Race (Ratzon) Will to run his race
- Desire to Run the Race and please the L-rd (R’otzeh)
- Run the Race with happiness (Merotzeh)
Messianic Halacha Hebrews 13:1-2 13 Let brotherly friendship continue; 2 but don’t forget to be friendly to outsiders; for in so doing, some people, without knowing it, have entertained angels.
1Peter 4:9 9 Welcome one another into your homes without grumbling. 3John1:5 5 Dear friend, you are faithful in all the work you are doing for the brothers, even when they are strangers to you. 1Timothy 5:1-3 Do not rebuke an older man sharply, but appeal to him as you would to a father; treat younger men like brothers, 2 older women like mothers and younger women like sisters, with absolute purity. 3 Show respect to widows who are really in need.
Eshel / אשל Principal וַיִטַ֥ע אֶ֖שֶל בִבְאֵ֣ר שָ֑בַע וַיִ֨קרא־שָ֔ם בְשֵ֥ם יְהוָ֖ה אֵ֥ל עולָֽם׃ planted a tamarisk at Beer-sheba, and invoked there the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God [Avraham] tamarisk = אשל to be firmly rooted, tamarisk, symbol of strength and eminence to feed/Achilah + water/Shteyiah +escort/Leevooy = Eshel physical need + spiritual water + extra distance = Tamarisk אשל = לווי + שתיה + אחלה