Introducing Abram, age 75 . . . Sarah’s abduction . . . Lot relocates to Sodom . . .
the Covenant Between the Parts . . . Hagar and Ishmael . . . Abraham’s circumcision.
Also: dust and stars, threads and shoestraps, the third millennium, a history of
monotheism, the quest for self, and the horror and wealth of galut . . .
Power of One
One individual had brought the world to the brink of destruction, but for the mercies of the Master of the Universe, who ordained that “the earth shall stand firm and shall not fall.”
Such is the power of a single human being to do evil.
A thousand times over is the power of each one of us to do good.