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Avraham is getting nevua from hashem in a vision and he says dont be afraid, I will shield you and you will have a lot of merit.
What is Avraham afraid of?
1. from the kings- they will get stronger troops or new officers- so now hes afraid there will be a war
2. hes afraid he will die without any children
"ויצא אותו החוצה"
what does this mean? why did he take him outside?
1. he took him outside to show him the stars
2. he's changing his mazal--> changed his name from אברם to אברהם
3. hashem took him out of the natural order of the stars, they no longer have dominion over you. Im taking you out of the stars
RAMBAN- when his name is אברם, he does have a son!-- yishmael. So how does this make sense?
however אברם is asking not just for a child, but a יורש who will believe in his teachings and carry on his ideas only as Avraham he will be able to have a יורש
MALVIM- doesn't believe in astrology and that the stars have anything to go with mazal. Bnei yisrael are not bound by the stars. By taking אברם out of it, hashem is showing us that were not bound by the stars
what is the ברית בין הבתרים?
Hashem promises Avraham 2 things:
--> Avraham believes hashem will give him children, but doesn't believe he will give him the land so he asks for a sign
--> the sign is the ברית בין הבתרים
-- so Avraham takes animals and cuts them in half and walks through the animals.
what promises are in the ברית בין הבתרים?
- your children are gonna experience 400 years of torque and slavery
- avrahams gonna have a full life
- your children will have the brit
explain the symbolism of the ברית בין הבתרים
1. this is a symbolic reference to the animals that will be brought as sacrifices to god in the holy temple
2. the 3 animals represent Avraham, yitzchak, Yaakov
3. represents the exiles of the jewish people under the rule of Babylon, Persia, Greece
4. jews = animals
why do korbanaot involve the killing of animals
the only reason we had animal service is because everyone else was doing it --> pagans, christians, etc
so Avraham did this because thats what he understood was a brit
who is הגר
rashi- the daughter of pharaoh
-when pharaoh saw the miracles happening with שרי he said its better for her to be a maid living with שרי then to be living as a princess in his household
אולי אמנה ממנה- maybe i wwill builds from her (הגר)
rashi- sarai is holding onto any hope, she's so desperate, shell let her husband have a child with another woman
what dies rashi say Sarah thinks will happen in merit of letting Hagar have a child with avraham
in merit of this competition, Sarai believes maybe shell have her own child
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