- Pharaoh pays Avram handsomely for Sarai, whom Pharaoh believed was Avram's
sister. As a result, Avram's wealth increases substantively. Is it ethical
to reap the benefits from an immoral act? Similar debates raged after the Shoah
as to whether it was appropriate to accept reparations from Nazi Germany.
Would doing so effectively put a price on human life?
A similar question was posed by the medical ethics community about using data
gleaned from Nazi experimentation. Was that data tainted because of its source,
or should the source be ignored because the data could be used to help people
who were alive?
- Why did God demand of Avram to leave his family to pursue the Divine mission?
Might Avram not have been more successful operating within a familiar culture?
See Bereshit 12:1, Rashi "Go forth" - Literally, go to you, for your benefit and for your good, and there I will make you into a great nation, but here, you will not merit to have children. Moreover, I will make your character known in the world.
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