Lech Lecha

The Inner Meaning of Infertility

Oct 29, 2020Comments off

Barren Women The first barren woman in the Bible was Sarah. In fact, not only was she barren, but she was also “without child”. The sages

Teaching Torah to the World: An Opportunity...

Oct 25, 2020Comments off

Rabbi Abahu said in the name of Rabbi Elazar: Why was Abraham punished with having his offspring enslaved in Egypt for 210 years? Because he

How to Elevate Sparks in Three Steps

Nov 06, 2019Comments off

A Chassidic Perspective on the Torah portion of Lech Lecha Abraham’s Descent for the Sake of Ascent At the beginning of the Torah portion of

Truth and Beauty – Parashat Lech Lech

Oct 26, 2017Comments off

Loving-kindness bridges the gap between Abraham’s penchant for truth and Sarah’s beauty At the end of Parashat Noah, we read about Abraham’s birth, but apart

The All-Encompassing South

Feb 19, 2014No Comments

In some of our previous articles this year (5774), we offered a few two-word phrases that carry the initials ע”ד (that have a numerical value

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Lech Lecha: Fitting In As A Jew

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

The following verse appears in the first portion of parshat Lech Lecha:1 And Abram passed through the land, until the place of Shechem, until the plain of Moreh,

Lech Lecha: What It Means to be a “He...

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

Abraham the Hebrew Before we were called either the Children of Israel, or Jews, we were called Hebrews. When Joseph is questioned in Egypt as

Lech Lecha: Abraham and the Wisdom of the B...

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

231 Gates God created the world with the holy language, Hebrew. Sefer Yetizrah (The Book of Formation), the very first Kabbalistic text, describes this process and mentions

Lech Lecha: The Power to Bless Others As a ...

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

Yesterday we dealt in length with Abraham, Shimon, and Levi donning the garments of the Canaanites. All of our analysis would have been purely academic,

Lech Lecha: Tikun Olam Requires that You Ma...

Mar 10, 2014No Comments

Garments and Vessels Today, and for the rest of the week, we will focus on the verse studied yesterday. Let us quote it once more: