- Written by d fine
- Hits: 1113
The difficulty is that at the end of last week's sedra, Avraham also laughed when he was told that he was going to have a child (17;17) and HaShem does not get angry at all. Why this discrepancy? Perhaps an answer is that these were different types of laughter. Avraham's laughter was one of relief and happiness - full of beleif. But that of Sarah was - to a certain extent - one of disbeleif as if she did not really believe that she could give birth to a child at her stage in life.
Perhaps this is why we are told that though Avraham laughed out loud, Sarah's laughter was 'hidden' - she laughed to herself, because she wanted to disguise this small lack of beleif.