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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 Torah and Midrash Tell Us He's a Complicated Person…
As we go through his somewhat contradictory life story, I’ll leave it to you to decide . . .
Sarah was the wife of Abraham, and the first of the four matriarchs of the Jewish nation. She is widely referred to as Sarah Imeinu, “Sarah Our Mother.” Along with her husband, the Patriarch Abraham, Sarah was instrumental in teaching thousands of people ...
Much is made of Abraham’s valiant efforts to save the city of Sodom, how he went to battle with G‑d on behalf of these very sinful people. But something about the story just doesn’t add up . . .
The Wickedness of the Sodomites, Abraham Pleads For Sodom, Lot’s Hospitality, Lot and His Family Are Saved, The Dead Sea
I read how Lot is saved and his wife turns into a pillar of salt. And I search to see my life in these words. I'd rather not see it, of course, as the connection is too intense, too real, too true
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...
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