4 "Proofs" Avraham Avinu Was a Sepharadi
(Originally posted over a month ago as a comment on Rafi's blog. It is meant as satire.)
Re: Avraham Avinu being a Sepharadi, I have 4 "proofs":
1) He was born in Ur Kasdim so he was an Iraqi
2) Terah's father Nahor was born in 1849 and he lived 148 years, which means he died in 1997. Avraham was born in 1948 and the Midrash says that his brother Nahor was born 1 year later, in 1949. If Terah were Ashkenazic, how would he be able to name his son after his own living father?!?! It must be that Terah was Sephardic so, of course, his son Avraham was Sephardic.
3) Avraham served the angels 3 tongues and mustard. And we know from Midrashim that the angels arrived at Avraham's tent on Pesah. If Avraham Avinu were Ashkenazic, how would he have been able to serve them mustard on Pesah?!?! He must not hold of Kitniyot since he was Sephardic.
4) It says כֹּל אֲשֶׁר תֹּאמַר אֵלֶיךָ שָׂרָה, שְׁמַע בְּקֹלָהּ. If Avraham Avinu were Ashkenazic, why would HKB"H need to tell him this?!?! He would have done so on his own! He must therefore be Sephardic.
See also what the Sanzer Rebbe Shlit"a said in the name of his father ZT"L to Rav Ovadia ZT"L not long ago: