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Idea on the Portion of the Week

In the end of Parshat Noach this week, we read about the birth of Abraham and his father Terach taking the family from Ur to Charan. So next week, when we read about Abraham being commanded to make that fateful journey to Canaan we note that he begins from Charan and not his birthplace Ur. 


This is significant because, while Terach was a committed idolator, something stirred within him to change things in his life at least partially, influencing him to change his environment. And while he never completed that spiritual transformation, we can see that it's not incredulous how he could sire the world's first monotheist.


Wed, November 20 2019 22 Cheshvan 5780