Shabbat Shalom - October 27, 2023
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Our parasha teaches that the Land of Israel experienced a severe famine after Avram arrived and that he decided to travel with his wife, Sarai, to Egypt in search of food.
Knowing Egypt’s reputation as a decadent and corrupt society, Avram plans a ruse. Avram and Sarai will present themselves as brother and sister. Should a powerful Egyptian take an interest in Sarai, Avram would be seen as a facilitator instead of a rival. Once in Egypt, Avram’s concern came to fruition and Sarai was noticed for her beauty. Sarai is taken to Paroh and, only by the grace of G-d’s Providence, Sarai escapes Paroh’s clutches unscathed.