Tagged ‘Lekh Lekha’

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 »

 

Parashat Lekh L’kha

October 18, 2006 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Eleanor B. Pearlman What motivates a person to go on a journey? I think of the push/pull theory of immigration: one leaves to escape intolerable discomfort and anticipates a better life somewhere else. Such departures involve pain in the … Continue reading »

 

Lekh Lekha

March 23, 2006 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

m4s0n501 Protecting Our Roots By Peg Kershenbaum There is, says Qohelet, A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted (3:2). When I was a little girl, my grandfather taught me about gardening. First he showed me … Continue reading »

 

Lekh Lekha

March 23, 2006 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

‘And You Shall Be a Blessing’ By Enid C. Lader In this week’s Torah portion, Lech Lecha, God tells Abram to ‘Go for yourself from your land, from your birthplace, and from the house of your father.’ (Gen. 12:1) Sarna, … Continue reading »