“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 be good to me for your sake and that my soul …

“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 specific …

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, …

“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 people …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Lech Lecha 5777

Parshat Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1-17:27) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –– “The Lord said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, and from your homeland, and from your father’s home, to the land that I will show you.’” (Gen. 12:1) Abraham’s father, Terah, is often perceived as a primitive symbol of an outmoded religion, from whom …