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Parshat Lech Lecha – The Vulnerable and the Responsible

by Dr. Michelle Friedman, MD (Posted on November 8, 2019)

This week’s Parsha tells us the story of Avraham and the beginnings of Judaism, but it also tells us the story of Hagar, which serves as a reminder of the responsibilities that people in power have to act morally and fairly towards people in their lives who are in lesser positions of power, and thus more vulnerable.