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Father Abraham is Weeping

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There are two peoples, three religions, with one common father in our sacred land. Today, the soil of that holy earth is soaked wet by the tears of our common father Avraham-Ibrahim, hugged by the arms of grandchildren Jacob and Esau.

I can hear their cries, sometimes muted by the tears falling from their eyes. “My children have disappointed me”, Abraham cries. “They have forgotten the meaning of love and honor which they saw when they lived with me. How can I save them? How can I redeem them?”

Abraham, supported by grandson Jacob, hears the dreadful replies and he tears his garment, symbolic of mourning.

Father Abraham left his birthplace in Ur Kasdim, a pagan city on the banks of the Mesopotamian kingdom. The voice of God told him that his name was now changed from Abram to Abraham, meaning “father of nations” and God directed him to the land of the seven Canaanite peoples.

There he lived among them and taught them of the One and Only True God, Creator of heaven above, the earth below and the waters beneath the earth. He destroyed the pagan idols and taught his neighbors how to........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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