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Lekh Lekha

Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Lekh Lekha 2106

Lekh Lekha: Going Forward

The opening words of this week’s reading, Lekh Lekha (Go Forth), hold a different meaning for me in the painful aftermath of the recent U.S. election. The Torah portion opens with the following words: And YHVH said to Abram, “Go forth from your land and from your birthplace and from your father’s house, to the land that […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Lekh Lekha 2015

Lekh Lekha: Let it Be

This week’s Torah portion (Lekh Lekha/Go you forth) contains two of my favorite instructions for spiritual practice. The first one appears at the very beginning of the reading when God tells Abraham (then Abram) to lekh lekha/go forth. Those two words can be translated in a variety of ways, but all of them point to the […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman

Lekh Lekha: Becoming a Blessing

This week, I’d like to focus on just a few words from the very beginning of the parashah, the words that give this reading its name: lekh lekha.  These are some of my favorite words of Torah, all the more so because they can be translated in a variety of ways.  They are the first words spoken by God […]

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