Read More: Scripture Study, Scripture Commentary, Judaism, Lekh Lekha, Genesis 12:1-17:27, On Scripture, Lech Lecha, Book of Genesis, Weekly Torah Portion, Rabbi Nachman, Religion News
Abraham's greatest feat, the cause of his success in the world, was his ability to be truly "one." Alone and singular in his focus, Abraham is cast here as a great rebel who is forever breaking free from the idols of his society -- the original iconoclast.
"Go to yourself," God says to Abram, "from your land, from your relatives and from your father's home to the land that I will show you. And I will make you a great nation."