Saturday, October 9, 2010

The scent of Abraham


"What did Avraham resemble? A pitcher of perfume placed in a cemetery, such that no one knew it scent. One person took it and moved it from place to place, and its scent began to waft through the world.

"So Avraham lived among idolaters. Gd declared: Why did you dwell among wicked people? Depart from them and spread word of your great deeds in the world! And so it is written (Bereishit 12): 'Go, for yourself.'"

(Midrash Tanchuma, Lech Lecha 3)

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