Journey Through Genesis
Why Did Avraham Send Yishmael and Hagar Away Penniless? ©
By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk
B'nai Noach Torah Institute, LLC
Bereisheit [Genesis] 21.1 - 34
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Shalom Dear Ones,
We are learning Bereisheit 21 [Genesis 21] Tells several stories that are all connected by Avraham sending Yishmael and Hagar away penniless.
1. Sarah - Drive out this bond woman and her son
2. Sarah - This bond woman and her son will not inherit with my son Yitzchok
3. Avraham - This request was wrong in the eyes of Avraham. Avraham was a prophet. Our Sages Teach that Sarah was a Prophetess who was on a higher level of Prophecy than Avraham. Women are more Spiritual than men. Women set the atmosphere for Spirituality in the home.
4. Hashem - Avraham listen to Sarah!!
5. Avraham obeyed.
6. Avraham sent Yishmael and Hagar away with just water and bread. Why?
וַיַּשְׁכֵּם אַבְרָהָם ׀ בַּבֹּקֶר
וַיִּקַּח־לֶחֶם וְחֵמַת מַיִם וַיִּתֵּן אֶל־הָגָר
שָׂם עַל־שִׁכְמָהּ וְאֶת־הַיֶּלֶד וַיְשַׁלְּחֶהָ וַתֵּלֶךְ
וַתֵּתַע בְּמִדְבַּר בְּאֵר שָׁבַע:
The Gematria  of וַיִּקַּח־לֶחֶם וְחֵמַת מַיִםVih Yee Kah Ach - Leh Chehm - Vih Chay Maht Mah Yeem, and he [Avraham] took bread and a skin [pouch] of water is the same Gematria as µt;g...g"vi Shee Gih Gaw Tawm, meaning their errors. This is an example of how our errors separate us from the wealth, riches and blessings we could enjoy simply by being in the presence of the righteous.
Vih Yee Kah Ach - Leh Chehm - Vih Chay Maht Mah Yeem, and
he [Avraham] took bread and a skin [pouch] of water
746 = µ40 y10 m40 t400 m40 j8 w6 µ40 j8 l30 j8 q100 y10 w6
Shee Gih Gaw Tawm, their errors
746 = µ40 t400 g6 g6 v300
So Avraham sent Yishmael and Hagar way without any wealth because he despised Yishmael for falling into evil ways. [Rashi]. Yet Avraham did וַיִּתֵּן אֶל־הָגָר Vah Yee Tayn - Ehl Hagar, i.e he gave to Hagar. What did he give to Hagar? Avraham gave Hagar htev] Shi Tayh, meaning drink... to establish... to found... Avraham gave Hagar the secret to live Spiritually in the desert. How do we know this? The following phrase from Ha Torah says 'She went and lost her way'.
Vah Yee Tayn - Ehl Hagar, i.e he gave to Hagar.
705 = r200 g3 h5 l30 a1 ˆ50 t400 y10 w6
Shi Tayh, meaning drink... to establish... to found...
705 = h5 t400 v300
May Hashem open our eyes to areas we can improve and may we try to be better people. May we use Ha Torah to assist us in meeting the challenges in life.
Blessings, Love, Health, Prosperity, Kindness and Peace,
Dr. Akiva Gamliel