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