Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – Shares about the story in this week’s upcoming parasha (Vayeira) about both Avraham Avinu and Sarah Imenu’s laughter when hearing they are about to have a child (Yitzchak Avinu) at the ages of 99 and 90 respectively. Very interesting interpretations from Chazal (our past Sages) in what it might mean and how it is relevant to us today.
Rabbi Moshe Pinto Shlita – Miracles and Kindness and Strength. Three ways of the mechanics of how miracles can occur according to Jewish traditions and the approach to kindness and sacrifice that our Forefathers Avraham Avinu and Yitzchak Avinue and Foremother Sarah Imenu showed us.
Here is an written exerpt from one of the videos (paraphrased from the words of Rabbi Pinto):
What is a miracle? In the Zohar Hakadosh Hashem created the World He created malachim (angels) that represent laws of nature (angel of the sun, angel of the water, etc). The angel also protects the laws of nature that Hashem installed with that specific creation. The Zohar Hakadosh says a miracle is in and of its essence something above nature. In order for Hashem to create a miracle He needs to create a shift of nature for that miracle to happen. Many kabbalists say there are two ways to create a miracle.
Feel free to watch the first video (“The cost of a miracle!”) at timestamp 3:40 to find out how Rabbi Pinto explains those two ways. Very interesting stuff!
Rabbi Yitzchak Botton – In this short video Rabbi Yitzchak Botton shares a Kabbalistic explanation, based on the teachings of R’ Isaac Luria, of Abraham’s/Avraham’s battle with Nimrod, which ended with him being thrown into a furnace – know as the Furnace of Kasdim. God then made a miracle saving his life. The Secrets behind this unbelievable story are found in the teachings of Kabbalah.
Personal Thoughts – I never knew that Aaron HaKohen (the High Priest) and Hur could have been reincarnations of Avraham Avinu (our Father) and his brother Haran. Very interesting parallels explained in this short clip