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To Be Abraham – Save God; Save the World

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26.10.2020

With the new Abraham peace accords in the news nearly every day, our progenitor, Abraham, is back at the forefront. We were introduced to him at the end of last week’s parasha and this week he begins his journey into history. As he begins his journey, we know little about him. His curriculum vitae is a bit thin. We know his lineage but little more. And, even after he has received his God-given mission, we are left to guess its purpose.

Who is this enigmatic Abraham? Why did God choose him? The Torah leaves us hungry for the details and rabbinic midrashim come to fill in these lacunae. We learn of Abraham, the master of the faithful, who sought out a relationship with God. Nearly everyone who has had an elementary Hebrew school education, is familiar with the story of Abraham and the idol shop which........

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