Judaism: Temple Institute: Abraham and Sodom

Weekly Torah insights from the Old City of Jerusalem.
Published: Friday, November 02, 2012 7:39 AM

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.