“At the very start of Parshat Lech-lecha, God famously begins speaking to Avram – seemingly out of nowhere! God doesn’t introduce Himself to Avram – God just cuts right to the chase and commands Avram to do something really difficult and kind of crazy. God says, “Leave behind your homeland, your family and everything that is familiar to you so that you can go someplace new and strange. If you do this, I will bless you and make you a great nation.” And Avram does it! He agrees to go on God’s lekh-lekha mission… and as we probably know, this is the start of a very close relationship between God and Avram that, according to our tradition, still lasts today (since we are Avram/Avraham’s descendents)!”
Click here to download and print this week’s Parsha Experience on Parshat Lech-lecha – Who is up for the Challenge?, an exciting new series from The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators.
Following the smashing success of our interactive Seder Experience, Pardes Center for Jewish Educators have launched a new family-friendly parsha resource! Complete with a parsha summary, questions, games, and activities that can be used around the shabbat table, this interactive resource is engaging for all ages. You can download and print the parsha each week at https://elmad.pardes.org/topic/an-interactive-parsha-experience/ or subscribe to our mailing list below.
Contributions from Pardes faculty, staff and alumni including: Aviva Lauer Golbert, Rachel Friedrichs, Reuven Margrett and more.