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Torah Talk for Parashat Lech Lecha

October 22, 2015 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Avram and Sarai follow Hashem’s call to journey to Cana’an, where the covenant between Hashem and Avraham is affirmed. Avram, renamed Avraham, has a son with Hagar, Sarai’s maid, and Hashem promises that Sarai, renamed Sarah, will bear a son as well.

One of the remarkable things about the Torah is that it appears to be the only record of ancient lore that paints its characters as true-to-life rather than larger-than-life. A case in point appears in this week’s parashaRead More>