5780 — Lech Lecha: What We Need Most When We are Tested

Posted by Tovah Leah Nachmani on November 3, 2019
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Bereishit (Genesis), Torah, Lech Lecha

A challenging life situation becomes a ‘test’ when it requires making a difficult choice between two values that are both important to us. What are Avraham’s tests in this week’s Torah Portion that force him to painfully decide between competing values or compelling alternatives? What can we learn about the lasting impact of a good word on our ability to choose well when we are tested?

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About Tovah Leah Nachmani

Tovah Leah Nachmani has been inspiring students for 25 years, teaching Torah with Commentaries, Hebrew, Prayer, and Relationships Intimacy. She also serves as a dedicated faculty advisor to students at Pardes. She received her Teaching Certification with excellence in Tanach and Jewish Thought from the Michlelet Herzog Seminary in Gush Etzion, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University, with a degree in Religion and Near Eastern Language and Literature. Tovah Leah has written and guided experiential learning programs for decades, for Jews of all backgrounds and affiliations. She is also a Holistic health practitioner, promoting physical and emotional health. Tovah Leah and her husband Gabi live in Gush Etzion, are the grateful parents of seven children and are the active, loving grandparents of many grandchildren.

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