Dvar Torah – Parshas Vayera

Sefardi Beit Sefer

Parshas Vayera
Actual Angel Food
And he took cream and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and he placed [them] before them, and he was standing over them under the tree, and they ate. (Breishis 18:8)

Okay, Avraham fed some guests and they ate. What’s the big news? As it turns out, we are told, these were not regular men, rather they were angels. Their home address was 1 Heaven Avenue. They don’t need to eat. How or why did they eat! The Talmud, Bava Metzia, is troubled by this question and it offers a few approaches.

We learn from the principle that a person should not deviate from the conduct of the place where he is staying. When Moshe went to Heaven he didn’t eat bread during that 40 day period because that is not a place of eating, and when these angelic figures were visiting earth…

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