Leading Idea: Circles of attachment.

Leading Idea:  Circles of attachment. (Bereshit 12:1)

 When God tells Avram “Lechlecha” he mentions three kinds of leaving:

  • Leave your country
  • Leave your birthplace
  • Leave your father’s house

 Several scholars have noted that it seems strange to list the circles of attachment in this order. The text from Nechama Leibowitz and the commentary Haktav Vehakabala (secondary-sources) both offer an interpretation for this.

 Some of the exercises and discussion plans in this unit explore these different ‘layers of leaving’.