By Rabbi Harold J. Kravitz
If you had a moment to compare Chap 18 and 19 of Genesis, you saw a stark comparison of stories about hospitality. Abraham and Sara provide a model of what it means to welcome the strangers who arrive at their tent while Abraham is sitting by the eshel or terebinth, a kind of tree, communing with God. It is quite the dramatic contrast to the brutal way the same angels, taking the form of strangers, are received at the home of Lot.
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