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Your G-d or G-d of Your Fathers Only? Part I (Parshas Shemos)
Speaker:   Alter, Rabbi Avrohom M.
Series: Hashkafah -Thought
Lecture Details:  When the Al-Mighty sends Moshe on his mission, to take the Bnei Yisroel out of Mitzrayim, Moshe presumes to convey Hashem's relationship to them in a somewhat compromised or limited way. Moshe chooses to use an exclusionary expression, referring to Hashem as "Hashem the G-d of your forefathers" (vs. Hashem your G-d or Hashem our G-d). This would seem to translate as they're not being as intimately connected or close with Hakadosh Baruch Hu as were their forefathers - the Avos, i.e. He is not their G-d, but rather only the G-d of Avrohom, Yitzchok and Yaakov! More disturbing, Hashem Himself seems to concede to Moshe, echoing this distance. He too charges Moshe (two pesukim later) to use this very same expression "G-d of your forefathers" - apparently limiting Hashem's connection and relationship with Klal Yisroel! Was this true? Did it change sometime later? If so, when did it change and how did that change come about?
Library: Migdal Torah  View All Lectures
Level: N/A
Age: All Ages
Gender: both
Length: 55 min.
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