Abraham, the Hebrew

motzei Shabbos: parashas Lech Lecha 5782 “Abram the Hebrew – now he dwelt by the terebinths of Mamre.” – Genesis 14:13, JPS 1917 Tanach I would like to give a brief shpiel, in regard to the designation of Abraham as an Ivri. This word, denoting his ethnicity, as it were, is transliterated as “Hebrew.” And,…

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A Test of Integrity

“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine and he was the kohein (priest) of El (G-d) the Most High.” – Genesis 14:18 “Five possessions did the Holy Blessed One, set aside as his own in this world, and these are they: The Torah, one possession; Heaven and earth, another possession; Abraham, another…

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Pivotal Points

parashas Lech Lecha 5782 “Ten generations from Noah to Abraham, in order to make known what long-suffering is His; for all those generations kept on provoking Him, until Abraham, came and received the reward of all of them.” – Pirkei Avos 5:2, sefaria.org “Based upon the merit of Abraham, G-d did not destroy again the…

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