Parashat Lech Lecha: Boxing ring or harmonious symphony?

This question is significant not only historically but also to our understanding of the story.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
October 17, 2018 19:30
3 minute read.
‘ABRAHAM WAS born to a family of idol worshippers and from a young age, he searched for the true fai

‘ABRAHAM WAS born to a family of idol worshippers and from a young age, he searched for the true faith.'. (photo credit: PEXELS)

 
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At the end of last week’s Torah portion, Noah, we met the central character in the foundational stories of the Jewish nation: Abraham our patriarch. In this week’s portion, Lech Lecha, and in the upcoming weeks, we will read in the Torah about Abraham’s life, about the prominent events in which he was involved and the messages learned from these stories.

It is interesting that Abraham’s life story appears in the Torah from the middle. We first meet Abraham when he is 75 years old! What happened to him before that?

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