The father of a multitude of nations, he brought the One to the many and inspired the many to become one.
The son of an idol dealer, Abraham questioned everything. What is the source of all things? Who or what made everything be and who or what continues to make everything be? What is beyond the stars, brighter than the sun, before existence itself? In looking at the multitudinous of existence, Abraham realized that there is but One True Reality that makes it all happen. Abraham and his wife Sarah dedicated their lives to perpetuating the unity of existence to all people. Ultimately, Abraham and Sarah birthed a nation that would continue this legacy for all eternity. These are the Jewish people and Abraham is their father. Abraham was 175 when he passed away and is buried in the Double Cave in Hebron.
In his journey of discovery, Abraham departed the “land, birthplace and father’s house” of his native Mesopotamia; but this is not the departure of which we are speaking… Abraham received this call many years after he had renounced the pagan ways of his family and birthplace, recognized G-d, and had a profound impact on his society. Still he is told: Go! Depart from your nature, depart from your habits, depart from your rational self. After rejecting your negative, idolatrous origins, you must now also transcend your positive and gainful past. Reach beyond yourself, albeit a perfected self.Read More
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