Lech Lecha: Was Abraham The First Wandering Jew?

Lech Lecha: Was Abraham The First Wandering Jew?

Immanuel Shalev

Immanuel Shalev

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In Parshat Lech Lecha, we read many stories about Abraham's life: God’s promise to Abraham, his move to Canaan, his move to Egypt, his involvement in a battle of kings, the birth of Ishmael, the flight of Hagar, the covenant of circumcision – and lots and lots of traveling. Yet most of these stories seem to have nothing to do with each other, and many of them seem trivial. Are they just disconnected episodes that make up the story of Abraham? Or are they parts of a larger whole, chapters in an overarching story?

In this video, Imu and David argue that the stories about Abraham are all connected — and if we fail to understand how they relate to each other, then we’re missing the point. They all work together to tell a larger story: about the hardest, and most important, test in Abraham’s life… and we bet that you’ve never heard of it before. When you're through, you may never think about Abraham – or man's purpose in the world – the same way again. Dig Deeper: For more on Abraham: https://goo.gl/ZmXvlY & https://goo.gl/TnFDd2

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