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Lech Lecha 5784

“Go to yourself…. To your inner being…” Einstein’s famous quote says, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” This portion tells the story of Noah, introduced in the previous portion in Bereshit 11:26: “After he had lived seventy years, Terah had his sons Abram, Nahor and Haran.” We […]

Parashat Lech Lecha 5783

11 Cheshvan 5783 Lech Lecha: Meet and listen to the call The recorded message: The Zohar interprets the opening words of this parashah, Lech Lecha, as “going to yourself”. “Lech” means “to go” and “Lecha” means “to yourself”. Therefore, according to mystical thought, the first crucial step in life is to go inward, within […]

Parashat Lech Lecha 5781

Who was Abram? Who am I? Shalom Community Shear Yashuv. Shabbat Shalom to everyone (from Rabbi Iosef Chemi from Argentina) It is indeed a great pleasure for me to be able to speak to you about Lech Lecha, a truly beautiful parashah. Bereshit 17: 1 says: “Vayehi Avram ben tish’im shanah v’tesha shanim; Vayera Adonai […]

Parashat Lech Lecha 5780

The Start of a New Journey Cheshvan 11 5780 The motto of this community is כִּי בֵיתִי בֵּית-תְּפִלָּה יִקָּרֵא לְכָל-הָעַמִּים “…for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples” Isaiah 56:7b. We are comprised of many nations here and each of us brings experiences from our past. We each are marked […]