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Rags to Riches
A common theme in Jewish life is the "rags to riches" story...
The commentators explain Abraham's two sons, Ishmael and Isaac, as signifying Reason on the one hand, and the Jewish dimension beyond Reason...
G‑d told Abraham to travel, "Go for yourself." This meant a kind of descent, towards worldliness, in order to share further his wisdom with others...
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