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Joshua 24:2 Thus said G-d, the L-rd of Israel: your ancestors lived on the other side of the [Euphrates] River from time immemorial; Terach, the father of Abraham and father of Nachor, and they worshipped foreign gods It's a fascinating question (discussed by the classical commentaries in Genesis) exactly when/where humanity took a wrong turn, ...
Its strongly implied in Yehoshuah, in his final speech to the people (ch. 24): 'וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוֹשֻׁעַ אֶל-כָּל-הָעָם, כֹּה-אָמַר יְ'ה'וָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּעֵבֶר הַנָּהָר יָשְׁבוּ אֲבוֹתֵיכֶם מֵעוֹלָם, תֶּרַח אֲבִי אַבְרָהָם וַאֲבִי נָחוֹר; וַיַּעַבְדוּ, אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים. וָאֶקַּח אֶת-אֲבִיכֶם אֶת-אַבְרָהָם, מֵעֵבֶר הַנָּהָר, וָאוֹלֵךְ ...
See Brachos 13a (IIRC) that one is allowed to call him that (the Torah does). מתיב רבי יוסי בר אבין ואיתימא רבי יוסי בר זבידא אתה הוא ה' האלהים אשר בחרת באברם אמר ליה התם נביא הוא דקא מסדר לשבחיה דרחמנא מאי דהוה מעיקרא: R. Jose b. Abin (or, as some say, R. Jose b. Zebida) cited in objection the following: Thou art the Lord, the God who didst ...
I remember reading (I think it was in Likkutei Sichos, will bring a source IY"H) that the Torah's focus on Avraham starts with Lech Lecha since that it the first place where he does something because Hashem said so. His discovery of Hashem, his being thrown into a fire, etc. were as a result of his own quest.
it does allude that he was thrown into a furnace at Ur Kasdim for his refusal to worship idols. as the midrash expounds the verse, "When Terah had lived seventy years, he begot Abraham, Nahor and Haran... Haran died in the presence of Terah his father, in his native land, in Ur Kasdim" (Genesis 11:26-29). Furthermore, that God chose to grant him prophecy ...
What i remember when I studied this: since the goats were looking to a spotted piece of wood during the reproduction act, their childrens became spotted... so what you are thinking or feeling during the sex can influeciate in your childrens...dont know/remember exactly who said this...but I think is rashi
The Gemara in Brachos 8a says מיתת נשיקה is "נשיקה דמיא כמשחל בניתא מחלבא" which Rashi explains to mean כמושך נימת שער מתוך החלב--like pulling a hair out of milk.
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