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Lech L'cha

Lech L'cha

Go Forth

The Eternal said to Abram, "Go forth from your land, your birthplace, your father's house, to the land that I will show you." - Genesis 12:1

  • Abram, Sarai, and Lot go to Canaan. (12:1-9)
  • Famine takes them to Egypt, where Abram identifies Sarai as his sister in order to save his life. (12:10-20)
  • Abram and Lot separate. Lot is taken captive, and Abram rescues him. (13:1-14:24)
  • Abram has a son, Ishmael, with his Egyptian maidservant, Hagar. (16:1-16)
  • God establishes a covenant with Abram. The sign of this covenant is circumcision on the eighth day following a male baby's birth. (17:1-27)

When do we read Lech L'cha?

2020 Oct 31
/13 Heshvan, 5781
2021 Oct 16
/10 Heshvan, 5782
2022 Nov 5
/11 Heshvan, 5783
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  • Torah for Teens

    There are so many things happening with Abram in this week’s parasha: He leaves Canaan where there’s a famine, he travels to Egypt, and has to pretend his wife Sarai is his sister! Then they are told to go to the holy land and Abram gets a special covenant with God. 

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