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Weekly Unscrolled Torah Portion: Vayeara

October 22, 2021

Damon Lindelof shares a transcript  where “Abe” (Abraham) is being questioned for his willingness to kill and then burn his son, Isaac. The same sequence of questions and answers is repeated ninety times, each time with Abraham saying he was willing to kill his son because God said so and ultimately because of his fear of God. He is ultimately given a psychosis diagnosis, medication and is told that he needs to limit interaction with his family, specifically his son.


Damon Laurence Lindelof is an American screenwriter, comic book writer, and producer. Among his accolades, he received three Primetime Emmy Awards, from twelve nominations. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Lindelof is best known as the creator and showrunner of numerous critically acclaimed television series, such as the ABC science fiction drama series Lost (2004–2010), the HBO supernatural drama series The Leftovers (2014–2017), and the HBO superhero limited series Watchmen (2019). Lindelof was also a writer on the CBS crime drama series Nash Bridges (2000–2001) and the NBC crime drama series Crossing Jordan (2001–2004). He co-wrote the films Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Prometheus (2012), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), World War Z (2013), and Tomorrowland (2015).

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