Snapshots from Lech Lecha and Vayera (Part 1)

The command of Lech Lecha is written in reverse geographical order (land, birthplace, home). Avraham defines himself as a גר ותושב - a resident and an alien. This is alluded to the command of Lech Lecha.

Why was Terach travelling towards Canaan and is Avraham continuing/completing his father's journey?

Avraham's challenge to the famine in Israel - the dialectic between השתדלות and אמונה.

The fight between the shepherds of Avraham and those of Lot. Why does it call him Avraham Ha'Ivri specifically when he goes to save Lot?

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Delivered at the OU Israel Center, November 28th, 2018 (20 Kislev 5779)