Leading Idea: Circles of Attachment

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Leading Idea: Circles of Attachment

When God tells Avram “Lech lecha” 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 both offer an interpretation for this.

This next set of exercises and discussion plan explore these different ‘layers of leaving’.

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