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Abraham did not leave alone, but with his wife Sarah and his nephew Lot; he left with his family. Behind Maimonides words, we find a justified response as to why G-d chose Abraham. It was useless elj Abraham leu speak of monotheism in a society saturated with idols. Based on some traditional sources, Rambam asserts: But his heart searched and reached that conclusion that there is only one G-d who created everything and no divinity other than Him.
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This is perhaps what I could not understand when I was little. Surely the founders of our congregations thought, one way or another, about the message taught to us by our patriarch Abraham. What does this all mean? They cannot move on their own! It lena not coincide with his values and beliefs. While Abraham was in the shop, a man came in asking for a statuette. Why, all of a sudden, did G-d demand from Abraham that he should leave his land?
Therefore, we might say that the order to leave his land was not a mere whim from G-d, but a necessity for Abraham and his family to be able to develop their beliefs and values freely. That was the world of his father, the world in which he was raised, and the world the le he belonged to believed in. Based on some traditional sources, Rambam asserts:. There are times when it is necessary to leave in order to strengthen and develop our own identity.
All alone, lrj discovered the monotheistic paradigm.
From his own spiritual quest, Abraham was able to arrive at the idea of lejw one G-d. The same thing happens today with our tradition. That it is extremely difficult, nearly impossible to have a faith, a belief system, values, a way of life in a society lleja does not agree with that faith.
May G-d allow us to understand how difficult it would be to live Judaism in solitude, and how important it is to have places where we can share, carry on our values, and strengthen our identity.
How could a clay statue, that cannot speak or listen, cause this disaster? It tells us none of this. Only then can we share moments with the rest of society, within a framework that respects the differences.
There are two famous sources that attempt to explain the reason why Abraham was chosen by G-d to start the Hebrew people. It would have been very hard to profess and carry on monotheism alone.
But Abraham began feeling very uncomfortable in that world, for it did not fit with the G-d lena was discovering and aspiring to learn more about. How can the heavenly bodies orbit without a motor to move them? One day, Terah was unable to tend his business and he asked Abraham to take care of it for that day.
It is more than necessary to have a place where we can experience our customs, our beliefs and our past; hence, our Jewish communities. Why move to another place? It is very difficult to live Judaism in solitude. That was when G-d said to Abraham: Home About Us Mifgash Convention: What did he believe in? Why did the land, the geography, matter so much? Lost among the idolizers of Ur Casdim, there was no one there to teach him; his father, his mother and the people in his house were idolizers.
It is very complicated to be Jewish without a setting to experience, to learn, and to share Judaism. In fact, the Midrash tells us that his countrymen even imprisoned him lja the crime of destroying idols.
It was necessary for Abraham to leave so that he could start a new tradition. Was it not possible for Abraham to shape his people and his beliefs where he lived?
At the age of forty, Abraham recognized his Creator. It is very complicated to carry on a tradition when the majority of society teaches a different one. It was when Abraham reached this conclusion that G-d approached him and ordered him: