Parshas Lech Lecha 5778
Parshas Lech Lecha (5778)
by Mordechai Dolinsky
15:5 When Hashem called Avraham outside to the stars and made the promise for progenity, Rashi in one explanation related that despite Avraham’s star observation, he would not be zocheh to a children;’ Hashem informjed him that that the letter “hey” would be added to his name thus changing his star status and would be subject to a new mazel, and likewise Sarah. They would now be zochech to their great dream of producing Klal Yisroel.
It is a little difficult for us to comprehend that one letter in his name should have such significance. Perhaps we can explain the name is actually a real reflection of the soul of the person and when Hashem changed Avram’s name it manifested a real change in Avram, of course for greatness. The star factor was true but it was backed by Avram’s new true greatness.
Have a wonderful, significant Shabbos.