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Based on some traditional sources, Rambam asserts: Based on some traditional sources, Rambam asserts:. They cannot move on their own!

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From his own spiritual quest, Abraham was able to arrive at the idea of only one G-d. There are times when it is necessary to leave in order to strengthen and develop lsj own identity.

Lost among the idolizers of Ur Casdim, there was no one there to teach him; his father, his mother and the people in his house were idolizers.

The same thing happens today with our tradition.


It is very complicated to be Jewish without a setting to experience, to learn, and to share Judaism. In fact, the Midrash tells us that his countrymen even imprisoned him for the crime of destroying idols. Home About Us Mifgash Convention: How can the heavenly bodies orbit without a motor to move them?


It is more than necessary to have a place where we can experience our customs, our beliefs and our past; hence, our Jewish communities. It was necessary for Abraham to leave so lejja he could start a new tradition. It did not coincide with his values and beliefs.

Only then can we share moments with the rest of society, within a framework that respects the differences. But Abraham began feeling very uncomfortable in that world, for it did not fit with the G-d he was discovering and aspiring to learn more about. Behind Maimonides words, we find a justified response as to why G-d chose Abraham. While Abraham was in the shop, a man came in asking for a statuette.

This is perhaps what I could not understand when I was little. Why did the land, the geography, matter so much?

Why move to another place? It was when Abraham reached this conclusion that G-d approached him and ordered him: That was when G-d said to Abraham: 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. There are two famous sources that attempt to explain the reason why Abraham was chosen by G-d to start the Hebrew people.

It was useless for Abraham to speak of monotheism in a society saturated with idols. It would have been very hard to profess and carry on monotheism alone.


At the age of forty, Abraham recognized his Creator. It is very complicated to carry on a tradition when the majority of society teaches a different one.

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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. What did he believe in?

Lema alone, he discovered the monotheistic paradigm. How could a clay statue, that cannot speak or listen, cause this disaster? What does this all mean? May G-d allow us to understand how difficult it would 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.