Leonard S. Kravitz

Abraham, the Rabbis, and Us

D'Var Torah By: Leonard S. Kravitz

October 21, 2014
Why was Abram told to leave his home and family and go out into the wilderness? (Genesis 12:1) The Midrash, the vast collection of rabbinic reflections on the Torah, offers a number of answers. One rabbi, noting that Abram had already traveled from Ur Casdim, suggested that on the journey...