Lech Lecha 5775

Thursday, October 30, 2014

This week's parsha speaks of the Mitzvah of bris milah as Hashem commands Avraham to perform it on himself and his household. The Midrash brings a conversation between Rabbi Akiva and Turnus Rufus. Rufus asks, why is there a Mitzvah to perform bris milah? If Hashem desires it, why not create Man with a milah? Rabbi Akiva answers that the Mitzvos are to refine us. Hashem gives us the opportunity to perfect ourselves. We are to take the mundane and sanctify it through Hashem's commandments.


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