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    Shabbos Parshas Vayera

    “And G-d appeared to him (Abraham) and he was sitting at the door of his tent” …..the story is well known about the 5th Rebbe of Chabad, Rabbi Sholom Dov Ber (whose birthday we will celebrate on Monday, 20 MarCheshvan) who as a child of 4 or 5 years came crying to his illustrious Grandfather, the Tzemach Tzedek (Rabbi Menachem Mendel) third Rebbe of Chabad, “why did G-d appear to Abraham and does not

    appear to me?”. His Grandfather responded, “when a Jew, a Tzaddik resolves to circumcise himself at the age of 99 he is worthy that Hashem should appear to him”.

    G-d had appeared to Abraham numerous times before; why did this particular occasion evoke this future Rebbe’s yearning to see Hashem? It is noteworthy to realize that Abraham was sitting as G-d appears. He jumps up later when he sees three men in the distance but remains sitting in G-d’s presence. In prior meetings with G-d “he immediately builds an alter” (Ch 12 v17) or “falls on his face” (Ch 17 v17), yet here he continues to sit, indicating a comfort and familiarity not evident before.

    The Mitzvah of the Bris was a critical prerequisite for the birth of the firstborn Jew, Isaac. It was also the only Mitzvah that was clearly delineated and continued as is even after revelation at Sinai. It is the Mitzvah that imbeds Jewishness indelibly into the physical body of the Jew. All other Mitzvos that Abraham fulfilled were catalysts for spiritual holy energy but did not affect a change in the physical, material world.

    The purpose and objective of the Jewish People is to make the physical and mundane holy. The seventy Nations are obligated to create a moral, ethical civilization and the Jewish Nation must sanctify that civilization.

    The act of the Brit Milah (circumcision) was the first and only Mitzvah at that time that actually fused spiritual G-dly holiness with the flesh of the body. The Jewish body changed, becoming a holy and finite receptacle for and fusing with the Infinite. Hence, after the Brit, Abraham felt comfortable with G-d’s presence and

    could sit. It is this revelation that the little boy Rebbe desired to the point of tears.

    Today when all of our Mitzvos are designed to bring Hashem into our practical world, life and objects, we prepare ourselves and our world for the ultimate revelation when Hashem will send Moshiach to take us out of our exile immediately, and the whole world will be filled with the knowledge of G-d as the waters cover the sea.

    Have a good Shabbos and a great week!

    Rabbi S. Lipskar

    Thoughts on the Parshah from Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar

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