Tradition & Innovation

Parashat VaYeira: A Torah Meme

meme image in which a white-bearded man wearing a "count every vote" t-shirt appears to be pleading with a man in a white robe and head covering (face not shown) with Hebrew Torah text in the background and a tree next to the man in white

In chapter 18 of the book of Genesis, Abraham pleads on behalf of the people of S'dom and Amorah, imploring God to *not* judge the community based on perception, but rather to count each and every person—to search out 50, 40, 30, 20, even just 10 good people. What would Abraham be doing during the week of the 2020 election? Here's where I think he'd be ...

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