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Avraham and Yishma’el

Rabbi Yoel LiebermanCheshvan 15, 5781
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Question
Why did Avraham pray to Hashem for Yishmael? what was the reason ?
Answer
ב"ה Shalom My assumption is that you are referring to Bereshit 17:18 where Avraham prays "May it be granted that Yishmael lives before you!". A simple glance at Rashi would tell you that Avraham in his modesty, after being promised a son from Sarah, was simply saying to Hashem that he is not worthy of such a Heavenly gift and he will suffice that Yishmael live and serve Hashem. All the best
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