The Test of Cleaving to Hashem | Parashat Lech Lecha

Abraham is known in Jewish tradition for having faced many ordeals: “Our patriarch Abraham of blessed memory was put to the test in ten trials and faced them all successfully” (Abot 5.3). Who was supposed to benefit from them and what purpose did they serve? These questions have come up time and again in biblical exegesis through the ages. We too will try our hand at offering some answers.

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