I've had a lot of fun with this parasha over the years. It's rich with story, drama, intrigue, and more. I've pummeled Vayera with a Family Guy parody "He's a Family Guy?"
I've woven creative midrash in diary/journal form in "From the Journal of Lot Part II"
I've punned my way through the parasha while making connections to some classic sci-fi with "Well...?"
I've struggled with anachronistic and out-of-sequence text in "Whoops! Or Non-Linear Thinking"
I've compared human and Divine wickedness and found us all equally guilty in "Not Even Ten"
(http://www.durlester.com/musings/vayera5770.htm ) (By the way, for a beautiful and insightful operatic explanation of the true meaning our ten and minyan, I encourage you to read "Ten to the Power of One" by Stacey Robinson on her blog ( http://staceyzrobinson.blogspot.com/2012/10/ten-to-power-of-one.html )
I've encouraged you to delve deeply into the densely packed content of this parasha and the entire Torah in "Density" (http://www.durlester.com/musings/vayera5771.htm)
I've wondered over the puzzle that is Sarah's lie in "Plainly Spoken" (http://www.durlester.com/musings/vayera5762.htm) and I've mused about possible lessons in giving that we can glean from the story of Elisha and the Shunnamite woman in "The Price of Giving" (http://www.durlester.com/musings/vayera5766.htm )
As you read last week I'm on the move to a new home, so busy as I am unpacking and all that, I offer any and all of these previous musings for your reading pleasure. Enjoy.
© 2012 by Adrian A. Durlester