Lech Lecha

Parshat Lech Lecha: Moving Forward and Developing Constantly

Parshat Lech Lecha: Avraham’s way is about going forward and constantly developing It is no coincidence that the term halakha is used to denote the path a Jew is commanded to take.  This is the path we tread, the path along which we develop. We don’t remain “boxed-in” or adhere to norms. This is a …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Lech Lecha 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1-17:27) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin    Efrat, Israel – “And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew: now he dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner; and these were confederate with Abram.” (Genesis 14:13) “Go away, for your …

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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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