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Rabbi Stein's Sermon for 3rd Presbyterian Church Pulpit Exchange

TBK and Third Presbyterian Church Exchange
February 24, 2019/19 Adar 5779
Rabbi Peter W. Stein

The Prophetic Ideal in the World Today

 

Good morning, dear friends.  It is always a joy, and a great honor, to be together with you.  Thank you, Rev. Wilkinson, for your friendship and your gracious welcome.  As always, you are an important friend and thought partner in how we can engage in the most impactful ways in the broader community. 

We are at an interesting juncture in the Jewish year.  Some of you may know that the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar…as such, the year is several days shorter than the secular solar year. 

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Parashat

Parashat Vayera
November 15, 2019

In this Torah portion, three guests arrive at Abraham and Sarah’s tent. They inform Abraham that God will give the elderly Sarah a child. The prophesy comes true, and they name their son Isaac. God informs Abraham that Sodom and Gomorrah will be destroyed, though Abraham attempts to convince God otherwise. God tells Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. Abraham obliges but is told that it was a test of faith and offers a ram to sacrifice instead.

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