Shabbat Lekh-Lekha 5782
At the end of last week’s Torah reading, we met Avram and Sarai. This week, in Parshat Lekh-Lekha, they become the focus of the narrative. God promises that they will be the parents of a great nation. The only problem is that they are infertile. Still, God reinforces the promise, and it will take another week to find out how it will be fulfilled. There’s so much drama in the narratives of the founding fathers and mothers of our People; and you can bet there’s music to accompany the drama. Read the parshah, listen to the music, and tell me the connection between the two!
We will uncover the significance of these songs after Shabbat minhah, which begins at 5:50 PM.
On another note, I can’t let this Torah portion pass without remembering Debbie Friedman’s classic. Make sure to make yourself into a blessing in her memory!
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and happy listening,
Rabbi David Wise
Candle lighting: 5:56 PM
Torah Reading: Genesis 12:1-17:27
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16