In Jewish tradition, the first three generations of Abraham’s family are extremely important. Abraham was the first to hear the voice of God calling him to go to the Land of Canaan. God’s promise of making a huge nation of him was what started the Jewish nation. In a way, Abraham and Sarah were the first Jewish people.
Forefathers (Avot) and foremothers (Imahot) play a significant role in religious Jewish life. They aren’t limited to their stories in the Torah, but rather are evoked in many prayers, teachings, and blessings. Their lives serve as a source of wisdom and learning opportunities.