What happened to Abraham, will happen to his descendants. God promised: I will bless those that bless you and he who curses you, I will curse… R. David Kimche points out that the verse switches into the singular because many were those who blessed Abraham and only a few cursed him. In 1929 Salo Baron occupied the first chair of Jewish History at an American university. Even after he lost family to Nazism, he continued to reject what he termed the "lachrymose theory" of Jewish History. He argued that our history is full of joy and friendship; indeed this is the promise of Kimche's nuanced reading of the verse: I will bless those that bless you and he who curses you, I will curse…