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