Spiritual DNA

Question

The Jewish nation is blessed by many righteous heavenly people like King David, Moses and so on. Concerning me, my ancestors had worshipped idols, especially Buddha, until my grandparents converted to christianity. How is it like to have righteous people like Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as ancestors? What us the good point of it?

3 months

Answers

  1. What a fascinating question! The Rabbis teach that each Jew has within them the spiritual DNA of our forefather Abraham. Regular DNA defines a person as it carries all their genetic information. That genetic information, in turn, is the most fundamental dimension of the person as it characterizes and distinguishes the person. So, too, spiritual DNA. Jews are defined by their spiritual connection to God and that bond is founded in the spiritual path that Abraham trod and the closeness to God that he achieved in his lifetime.

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