Tagged ‘Lekh Lekha’

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 »

 

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

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 how … Continue reading »