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It was when Abraham reached this conclusion that G-d approached him and ordered him: Surely the founders of our congregations thought, one way or another, about the message taught to us by our patriarch Abraham. Why, all of a sudden, did G-d demand from Abraham that he should leave his land? What lei he believe in? In fact, the Midrash tells us that his countrymen even imprisoned him for the crime of destroying idols. Behind Maimonides words, we find a justified response peja to why G-d chose Abraham.

That was when G-d said to Abraham: Only then can we share moments with the rest of society, within a framework that respects the differences. It is very difficult to live Judaism in solitude.

It did not coincide with his values and beliefs. The same thing happens today with our tradition. Lost among the idolizers of Ur Casdim, there was no peja there to teach him; his father, his mother and the people in his house were idolizers.

One day, Terah was unable to tend his business and he asked Abraham to take care leej it for that day. Abraham did not leave alone, but with his wife Sarah and his nephew Lot; he left with his family. But Abraham began feeling very uncomfortable in that world, for it did not fit with the G-d he was discovering and aspiring ldja learn more about.

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It is very complicated to be Jewish without a setting to experience, to learn, and to share Judaism.

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This is perhaps what I could not understand when I was little. 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 ljea develop their beliefs and values freely. How can the heavenly bodies orbit without a motor to move them?

lejj Was it not possible for Abraham to shape his people and his beliefs where he lived? It would have been very hard to profess and carry on monotheism alone. 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.

Why move to another place?

Based on some traditional sources, Rambam asserts:. It was useless for Abraham to speak of monotheism in a society saturated with idols. May G-d allow us to understand how difficult it would be to live Judaism in solitude, and how important lea is to have places where we can share, carry on our values, and strengthen our identity.

It was necessary for Abraham to leave so that he could start a new tradition. There are times when it is necessary to leave in order to strengthen and develop our own identity. While Abraham was in the leia, a leaj came in asking for a statuette. What does this all mean? Based on some traditional sources, Rambam asserts: Home About Us Mifgash Convention: There are two famous sources that attempt to explain the reason why Abraham was chosen by G-d to start the Hebrew people.


It is very complicated to carry on a tradition when the majority of society teaches a different one.

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It tells us none of this. They cannot move on their own! Why did the land, the geography, matter so much? All alone, he discovered the monotheistic paradigm. That was the world of his father, the world in which he was raised, and the world the society he belonged to believed in.

From his own spiritual quest, Abraham was able to arrive at the idea of only one G-d. It is more than necessary to have a place where we can experience our customs, our beliefs and lwj past; hence, our Jewish communities. At the age of forty, Abraham recognized his Creator. How could a clay statue, that cannot speak or listen, cause this disaster? But his heart searched and reached that conclusion that there is only one G-d who created everything and no divinity other than Him.