Judaism: Temple Institute: Abraham and Sodom
Weekly Torah insights from the Old City of Jerusalem.
Published: Friday, November 02, 2012 7:39 AM
Rabbi Chaim RichmanRabbi Chaim Richman is the Director of the International Department of...
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Why was the first Jew, our Patriarch, Avraham Avinu, interceding on behalf of the wicked people of the decadent city of Sodom?
Was he your typical bleeding-heart liberal who can't distinguish between right and wrong? On the contrary,
Avraham was showing his faith to the one true G-d and to the role that G-d granted him as guarantor of humanity.