Parashat Lech Lecha / פרשת לך־לך
Torah Portion: Genesis 12:1 – 17:27
(triennial portion 16:1 – 17:27)
Genesis continues with the action-packed reading of Lech Lecha, commonly translated as “Go Forth”. Avram and Sarai hit the road. Avram goes to war to rescue his nephew Lot. Avram and Hagar (Sarai’s maid-servant) have a baby, Ishmael. Sarai gets cranky, Hagar gets fired. It’s not quite a fairy-tale ending, but eventually blessings come around to all.
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