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Dvar Torah by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

Dvar Torah by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

The Torah states: “And He (Avram) relocated from there to the mountain in the east of Bait El and pitched his tent” (Genesis 12:8).

The word for tent in Hebrew is “ohel“; “his tent” is “ohalo.” Why does the Torah spell “his tent” with the feminine suffix, the letter “hei“?

The Midrash comments that this teaches us that Avram first pitched his wife’s tent and then his own. From here we learn that when a husband needs to do something for himself and for his wife, he should take care of his wife’s need first. Avram understood that there is a higher level of pleasure in honouring and helping his wife than in having his tent pitched first!

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