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Destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah

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That education hit home! Although he discarded most of what he was taught, a habit of hospitality remained. He cannot leave the homeless homeless . . .
G-d unleashes his wrath on the city of Sodom, but before G-d carries out his plan, Abraham does a most remarkable thing. He attempts to nullify G-d’s decree: “Abraham came forward and said, ‘Will You sweep away the innocent along with the guilty?’”
The Bible and Midrash Tell Us It’s Complicated…
As we go through his somewhat contradictory life story, I’ll leave it to you to decide . . .
Hi, I’m stymied by the story in Genesis where Lot’s wife turns into a pillar of salt. Can you please explain it to me? Answer: The inhabitants of Sodom were known for their cruelty to strangers. In fact, inhospitality was included in their code of law. Lo...
Why did Abraham protest so strongly on behalf of a handful of lowlife Sodomites, and yet submitted silently when commanded to sacrifice his own son?
Value systems differ from society to society, but we all agree that murder of innocent people is unconscionable. Why is it wrong to take a life at whim? Why are we against killing for sport? Well, that's a ridiculous question, isn't it? Anyone who doesn't...
To save a life, you go the extra mile. I saw this firsthand after learning that I had ALS.
A Lesson From Abraham on How to Stand up for Others
When the car flips, or flames leap from a crumbling home, there are those ordinary people who do extraordinary things. What is the process?
The early history of humanity as told in the Torah is a series of disappointments. G‑d gives human beings freedom, which they then misuse.
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