This is a series for the bar/bat mitzvah parent on quick, concise and meaningful messages from the weekly Torah portion. They’re messages appropriate for any background – and appropriate to give in a speech to your young man or woman embarking on a journey through the teenage years.
Lot was Abraham’s nephew. He came with him from Aram to the land of Canaan, stayed with him for a while, and then decided to leave home. He moved to Sodom, a nice little town where selfishness was the name of the game. No giving, no sharing, no hosting guests, no charity – punishable by death. Robin Hood would have been public enemy number one.