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Eliezer repeats to Abraham: You have had surgery, you are sick, take a day off and rest. And in gene

"And he feared him, and said, 'Behold, I have seen him, and he is sitting in the door of the tabernacle, as the heat of the day.' Abraham is ninety-nine years old after the observance of the circumcision commandment, his limbs are heavy on him and he is sick. That is why God removes heat from the vagina, so that passers-by do not bother him.

Avraham sends Eliezer Abdu out to see if there is a person who needs his help, but Eliezer does not find a person. Eliezer repeats to Abraham: You have had surgery, you are sick, take a day off and rest. And in general, there is no one outside, in this hamsin no one will come.

Eliezer looks at Abraham and does not understand his actions, it is beyond the grace he is able to understand. But Abraham does not give up, he knows that the world is not yet corrected, that the world needs him and his deeds, and he is unable to keep quiet and lie in bed. The desire to do good, to correct creation and all creatures, does not give him rest and he is pushed from within to act and do, therefore he lets Eliezer go out himself to give and give shoulder and help to those who are consumed.

Rabbi Zvi Yehuda often told about the same gentile woman in Europe who in the middle of the night knocked on the door of a Jewish doctor and asked him to accompany her to her home and take care of her dying husband. The doctor got dressed and went out with her, and began walking with her on the way. Walk and walk to the other end of town and beyond, a two-hour walk. Arriving at the house, the doctor treated the patient as best he could, and prepared to go out and return home.

Before leaving, the doctor turned to the woman and asked her, "Why did you come to me? After all, how many other doctors live near your home, much closer than me, why did you bother to come and call me?" The landlady replied and said, "You are indeed right, but all these doctors are Gentiles, and you are a Jew, I knew faithfully that only you would agree to leave your house in the middle of the night to come and treat the patient."

This is the power of a Jew, this is the supreme morality of our ancestor Abraham - to help every person wherever he is, even in the middle of the night, even in the heat of the day, even on the third day of his circumcision. It is grace from the source of grace, grace from a divine, eternal source.

From "Tzur Hatzvam"

Rabbi Eli Horowitz


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