- Abram (pronounced "Ahv-rahm") lives in Haran, a rich city. His wife Sarah is childless, and their only heir is Eliezer of Damascus. One day Abram hears the voice of God, who says that Abram must leave Haran and travel to an unknown land. God promises to make a great nation from Abram, now Abraham (pronounced "Ahv-rah-hahm"). The pattern for the plot is Genesis chapters 11-25.
- A Serious Man