Genesis 12:2
בראשית פרק יב:ב
וְאֶעֶשְׂךָ לְגוֹי גָּדוֹל וַאֲבָרֶכְךָ וַאֲגַדְּלָה שְׁמֶךָ וֶהְיֵה בְּרָכָה
I will make of you a great nation and i will bless you, and make your name great; and you will be a blessing. [Translation by Hillel and Panim]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What does it mean to be blessed? What does it mean to be a blessing to others?

2. How are you blessed? How might you become a blessing to others

3. How might this verse be a response or answer to the tension between the particularism of being a Jew and the universalism of being a human?

Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)