Text: Genesis 18:1-22:24
In Parashat Vayera, three visitors come to Abraham and Sarah's tent. Abraham rushes to give them warm hospitality -- food, drink, a wash -- and they prophesy that his wife Sarah will have a son in a year. Sarah overhears this proclamation from the opening of the tent and she laughs -- after all, she's 90 years old, way past the age of bearing children! However, the strangers' words do come to pass, and a year later when the visitors come again, she has a son Isaac, just as they predicted. This portion also includes the story of Sodom & Gemorra, which can be seen in the center background, with the pillar of salt that Lot's wife would turn into when she would look back at the burning cities.
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