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Why Abraham? Parashat Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24)

Parashat Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/why_abraham_parashat_vayera_genesis_181_2224

He had only God’s endorsement. Otherwise, this newly chosen leader of the world was a virtual unknown. He didn’t campaign for very long; he suddenly appeared on the scene, going on to change the world. Who was Abraham, and why was he chosen? What was the purpose behind choosing him to become God’s representative on Earth?

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