Friday, October 30, 2015

Vayera Text message

Parashat Vayera (Hashem appeared)

This section opens with the messengers (angels) visiting Abraham.
According to Rashi, each of them had a task to perform. “One to bring the news [of Isaac’s birth] to Sarah, and one to overturn Sodom, and one to heal Abraham, for one angel does not perform two errands (Gen. Rabbah 50:2).”
Why it is necessary to remark that one angel does not perform two tasks? At the end of the day, they were angels, and one would have been enough. We may assume an angel could multitask…
It seems like neither angels nor human beings are very good at multitasking.
It is always better to perform one task correctly than many incorrectly.

In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L

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