Torah Portion Has Ironic Parallels For The Iran Nuclear Deal
Torah portion has ironic parallels for the Iran nuclear deal
I find it hard to believe that this week’s Torah portion, Lekh L’kha, is all about international relations. But it deals with immigration and emigration, hostage taking and rescue, alliances, warfare and conflict resolution.
Abram, Sarai and company journey from Haran to Canaan to Egypt and back; Abram’s wife, Sarai, and his nephew Lot are taken hostage, then rescued; four kings wage war against five; Abram and Lot settle a quarrel over grazing lands. As the King of Sodom and Abram haggle over the lives of Lot and the other people with him at Genesis 14:21-23, Sodom …