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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.
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...
The War of the Vale of Siddim
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The respective roles of faith and intellect in Abraham’s discovery of the truth of the one G-d.
Abraham the father and Sarah the mother are our enduring role models of parenthood as G‑d’s gift and our highest vocation.
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Born to idolatrous parents who raised him without G‑d, Abraham grappled with his faith until he discovered the existence of G‑d. What was effortless and facile for Noah was an arduous climb for Abraham...
By keeping quiet about Abraham's beginnings, the Torah tells us all there is to know about ours
Wouldn't the Biblical narrative flow better if we knew a little more about Abraham, its main character? Why was he singled out for a resettlement mission that promised huge dividends? What had he done to merit fathering G‑d's chosen nation?
Abraham was motivated by a love of truth, a fiery will and an aspiration to bring pleasure to his Creator. Seemingly he would be the last person to demand wealth and fame as rewards for his efforts!
Abraham, 1813-1638 BCE, is considered the first Jew. A native of Mesopotamia, he rejected the idolatrous ways of his ancestors and contemporaries; he was the first person to use his own cognitive abilities to discover and recognize the one G‑d. He then ac...
The roadmap leading us on or spiritual journey has very precise directions. The only thing missing from the directions is the destination.
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