VORT ON THE PARSHA
וירא אליו ה’ באלוני ממרא והוא יושב פתח האוהל (וירא יח:א)Hashem appeared to him in the plains of Mamre while he was sitting at the tent's entrance
The Medrash says on the words והוא יושב פתח האוהל – Avraham Avinu sits at the entrance of Gehenim and doesn’t allow in any Jewish child who had a Bris Milah.
The Medrash also says that והוא יושב – Avraham Avinu sat and Hashem, as if, stood. Hashem stood as if to show that He was subjected to Avraham. As Chazal says, “צדיק גוזר והקב’’ה מקיים” – a tzaddik decrees and Hashem fulfills – a tzaddik reigns. This is implied in the pasuk וירא אליו ה’…והוא יושב – Avraham Avinu sat, and Hashem stood. Because a tzaddik reigns, Avraham sits at the entrance of Gehenim and doesn’t allow entry to a Yid who had a Bris Milah.Go back to Parshas Vayera