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Abraham: (a) (1813-1638 BCE) The first of the three Patriarchs; the first Jew. He discovered G-d on his own and rejected the idolatry of his contemporaries. G-d commanded him to travel from his Mesopotamian homeland to Canaan, where He bequeathed the land to his descendants in the Covenant between the Parts. He successfully withstood ten tests with which G-d challenged him, including the Binding of Isaac incident. Husband of Sarah and Hagar, father of Ishmael and Isaac--his heir. (b) A common Jewish name.
Abram’s Family, Abram’s Birth, Nimrod’s Attempt on Abram’s Life, Young Abram Recognizes G-d, Abram Destroys the Idols, In Nimrod’s Hands, The Miracle in the Furnace, G-d Commands and Promise to Abram, Abram’s Obedience
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Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 5
How to Be a Taker
It’s one thing to give altruistically, but is it possible to take altruistically? An interesting take on the story of Sarah’s handmaid, Hagar.
Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 3
Abraham the Feminist
Even in today’s day and age, with all of the advancements made in the treatment of women, we must rethink and challenge our value system.
Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 2
When to Rely on Your Wife
Abraham was wise enough to recognize when his wife, Sarah, possessed a certain level of greatness that he did not.
Question: Jewish tradition tells that Abraham turned the world around by re-introducing monotheism and divine providence. Is there any archeological evidence of this social and theological revolution? Response: In his book, "The Eighth Day, The Hidden His...
Avrohom Ovinu (Abraham Our Father) was born at a time when idolatry ruled everywhere. Even his own father Terah was an idolater, who, in fact, made a thriving business of selling idols of various sizes and various materials. (Under Abraham's influence Ter...
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Inside the Name Avraham
Discover the spiritual meaning of the name Avraham, the secret behind their Hebrew letters and numerical value, and the name’s corresponding verse in the Torah.
Abraham the father and Sarah the mother are our enduring role models of parenthood as G‑d’s gift and our highest vocation.
Sarah’s Courage: Lesson 8
Chasing Youth
“And the years of Sarah were one hundred and twenty and seven.” What is it about youth that makes us yearn to be young again?
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