25 Nov, 2020

Since the Torah is concise and no word is extraneous, our Sages asked what is added by the words “and He took him outside” as it is obvious when looking at the stars that one is outside! Our Sages explain that God meant, “Go out of your astrology,” for you have seen in the stars that you are not destined to have a son. Indeed, Abram will have no son, but Abraham will have a son. Similarly, Sarai will not give birth, but Sarah will give birth. I will give you another name, and your destiny will change” (Rashi on the Midrash).