Tagged ‘Lekh Lekha’

Parshat Lekh Lekha

October 24, 2017 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

On Being a Blessing A Dvar Torah for Lekh Lekha By Cantor Sandy Horowitz “I’m on the 5th floor and my window is open and someone outside sneezed so i shouted ‘BLESS U’ out the window and he said “THANK YOU … Continue reading »


Parashat Lekh-Lekha

November 9, 2016 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

by Rabbi David Almog People Following God and God Following People For generations, readers of the Bible have admired Avram’s emigration to Canaan at the start of Parashat Lekh Lekha as a quintessential act of faith. One can only imagine a … Continue reading »


Parashat Lekh-Lekha

October 22, 2015 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah, Uncategorized

Way of the Spiritual Seeker Rabbi Len Levin The Lord said to Abram, lekh lekha–go to/for/by yourself–from your land, from your birthplace, from your father’s household, to the place that I will show you. (Gen. 12:1) Philo of Alexandria in The … Continue reading »


Parashat Lekh-Lekha

November 5, 2014 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Lekh-Lekha Cantor Sandy Horowitz Journeys are complicated. Fraught with the unexpected, they can bring out one’s best and worst qualities. But the beginning — the moment of outset — can be a moment of perfection and purity. Consider the newborn, … Continue reading »


Parashat Lekh Lekha

November 3, 2011 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah, News

By Simcha Raphael I imagine it was a crystal clear desert night in Haran. Standing under a glittering band of stars adorning ancient Mesopotamian skies, Abram son of Terah suddenly heard a beckoning voice: Abram! Go forth from your native … Continue reading »


Parashat Lekh Lekha

October 13, 2010 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah, News

By Rabbi Alan Abraham Kay On Wednesday, June 23rd, two days before my final service as rabbi of Temple Beth Emeth of Mount Sinai, I was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. As my primary care physician gave me the news, … Continue reading »


Parashat Korah

June 9, 2010 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

By Rabbi H. Raphael Goldtsein I did not have a clue as to what the Torah portion was about on the day of my Bar Mitzvah. I was shocked when Rabbi Joachim Prinz told me about a guy named Korah … Continue reading »


Parashat Lekh L’kah

October 29, 2009 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

At a recent teacher enhancement seminar at the Seattle Jewish Federation, the host asked us to consider this text from Parashat Lekh L’kha (Gen. 12:1-3): Vayomer Hashem el Avram, lekh l’kha mei’artzekha umimolad’t’kha umibeit avikha el Ha’Aretz asher ar’eka. V’e’es’kha … Continue reading »


Parashat Lekh Lekha

November 6, 2008 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Famine in the Land of Canaan – A Test of Abraham By Jaron Matlow Our Sages, of blessed memory, stated that God tested Abram ten times to ensure that Abram truly was a righteous person. According to Midrash Tanhuma (Lekh … Continue reading »


Parashat Lekh L’kha

October 16, 2007 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Helene Santo This week’s parashah, Lekh L’kha, opens with God saying to Avram:”Lekh l’kha (Go), me’artz’kha (from your land), mimolad’t’kha (from where you were born or according to other translations: from your family), umibeit avikha (and from your father’s … Continue reading »