Sunday Tamuz 8 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Balak, first parsha with Rashi.
Tehillim: 44-48.
Tanya: In truth, however, (p. 335) explained elsewhere. (p.337).

We find that G‑d's love for our father Avraham was mainly because "...he will command (yetzaveh) his children and his household."1 Yetzaveh here connotes "bring into a communion (with G‑d)." All of Avraham's towering avoda in the tests to which he was subjected,2 cannot be compared to his commanding others and bringing them into communion, i.e. to his bringing merit to others.