Lech Lecha

Lech Lecha: Making the Choice

Rabbanit Sally Mayer

Lech Lecha: Making the choice How do you know what difference you’re supposed make in your home, your community, and the world at large? Rabbanit Sally Mayer  Why did God choose Abraham? At the beginning of Parashat Lech Lecha, it seems that God’s command to Abraham comes out of the blue: “Go forth from your …

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Parshat Lech Lecha – a Journey of Self-Discovery

Rabbi Kenneth Brander

Parshat Lech Lecha: A Journey of Self-Discovery Rabbi Kenneth Brander  Lech Lecha sets into motion the ancient journey which lay the groundwork for Am Yisrael’s enduring connection with Eretz Yisrael. Yet the formulation of the text begs for elucidation.   While this parsha finds Avraham and Sara leading the charge, only a few verses earlier, in …

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Parshat Lech Lecha – Recalculating Our Route

Rabbi Ronen Ben David

Parashat Lech Lecha: Recalculating Our Route Never over the duration of thousands of years of exile have we ever renounced our faith in the Holy One, Blessed Be He or stopped yearning to return to Zion. Today, when most Jews live in the Land of Israel, we face complex and unprecedentedly intense challenges. by Rabbi …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Lech Lecha 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1-17:27) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “…and in you, all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3) Our biblical tradition seems to live in a constant paradox of tension between the universal and the particular; our obligations to the world at large and our obligations …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Lech Lecha 5778

Parshat Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1-17:27)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “Now I know that you are a beautiful woman, when the Egyptians will see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife,’ and they will kill me, while you they will keep alive. Please say that you are my sister, so that they will …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Lech Lecha 5778

Parshat Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1-17:27) Rabbi David Stav  In last week’s Torah reading, we were engrossed in the history of humanity as a whole, and in how it was nearly entirely destroyed in The Flood as a punishment for deeply-ingrained moral corruption. In contrast, this week’s reading, Parshat Lech Lecha, focuses on the roots of a …

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אישה ופרשה: לך לך תשע”ז

  יוצאים לדרך חדשה מוריה גליק כאשר נפנים שאנו אחראים למעשינו ושחיינו תלויים בידינו, אז נתאמץ יותר לשים את ליבנו לצעדינו גם עתה. מוריה גליק קוראת לנו לבחון מה אנחנו לוקחים מהשנה שעברה ומהשנים שעברו, ומה אנחנו דווקא משאירים מאחור. מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, ט חשון תשע”ז, 10/11/2016 פרשתנו פותחת בציוויו של הקב”ה …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Lech Lecha 5777

Parshat Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1-17:27)  Rabbi David Stav  The central character of Parshat Lech Lecha is the progenitor of the Jewish People, Avraham Avinu. Avraham is commanded to leave his native town, Ur Kasdim, and sojourn to the Land of Israel. Avraham comes to the Land of Israel, where he must face the challenges often met by many …

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