Torah Commentary

Listening to Our Calling

October 10, 2021Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar
The spiritual journey is not a destination but rather it is a manifestation of our life’s purpose. It is now and here that we can listen to the quiet beyond the quiet.

Traveling Down the Road That Helps You To Find Yourself

November 9, 2019Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

In The Fires of Spring, the late prolific American author, James Michener, wrote: “For this is the journey that humans make: to find themselves. ... " In this week’s parashahLech L’cha, we read a similar imperative to find purpose in life, to listen to and live — as your true self. 

The Challenge of Letting Go of Children

October 20, 2018Rabbi Paul Kipnes

“Lech L’cha: Heartbreak and Hopefulness as Children Go Off and Move On,” is spoken-word poetry to dramatize the wide array of thoughts and feelings that occur to Abram's parents.

Searching Oneself on the Way Forward

October 28, 2017Rabbi Stephen S. Pearce, Ph.D.

In Lech L’cha, God commands Abram and to travel on a physical journey “to the land that I will show you.” At the same time, God instructs Abram to look within, taking an inner spiritual journey within himself.