Temple Institute: Abraham and Sodom

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Rabbi Chaim Richman,

Rabbi Chaim Richman
Rabbi Chaim Richman

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.