November 3rd, 2017 — Shabbat Vayera
Rabbi Sharon Brous
This parasha deals with some pretty serious business: death, destruction, the near sacrifice of a child. But the running thread is laughter: Abraham’s, Sarah’s, even the perception of Lot’s. Laughter energizes us and makes us feel connected, both of which are essential to our wellbeing and the wellbeing of our society. We must remember that there can be no movement for social change that is devoid of laughter.