The reward for a ‘becoming expression’

Even after the horrible act of Lot’s daughters, the small difference in their characters was expressed in the way these nations were later treated.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
November 2, 2017 15:47
4 minute read.
‘THE FLIGHT of Lot and His Family from Sodom’ by 17th-century Flemish painter Jacob (Jacques) Jordae

‘THE FLIGHT of Lot and His Family from Sodom’ by 17th-century Flemish painter Jacob (Jacques) Jordaens. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
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In this week’s Torah portion of Vayera, we read the story of the sinful city of Sodom, whose residents enacted laws forbidding hosting guests or helping the needy and “were very evil and sinful against the Lord.”

God tested them when he sent angels disguised as humans who came to the city toward evening and were hosted by the only resident who did not obey these evil laws – Lot, the nephew of Abraham. When the city’s residents found out, they gathered around Lot’s house and demanded he send his guests out of his house where they could lynch them.

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