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Toward Shabbat: Vayera

The midrash teaches that in her laughter after the birth of Yitzhak, Sarah “increased the light of the luminaries.” Rashi explains that she laughed on behalf of the whole world, setting off a chain reaction of healing, and answered prayers for all those praying. The power of this laughter is such that it has the potential to heal beyond the person doing the laughing.

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