Lech Lecha: Chapter 16
"And Hashem plagued Pharaoh"
Synopsis

As the Zohar recounts the story of the King of Egypt's abduction and attempted violation of Sarah, we learn that the angels protected her from his amoral advances. Moreover, it is revealed that the Torah story of Abraham's journey into the land of Egypt is a metaphor for battling the highest degrees of negativity and the strongest selfish desires inherent in our nature. Unlike Adam and Noah, who were enticed by the serpent and succumbed to temptation, Abraham faced and overcame the greatest tests of human nature.

Relevance

Abraham's positive action and spiritual strength opened a cosmic window for all mankind. These words open that window in our own lives, allowing Abraham's power and energy to enter.