Lech Lecha: Trading Your Wife for Your Life

Posted by Neima Novetsky on November 8, 2016
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Lech Lecha, Abraham

In this week’s parsha podcast, Neima Novetsky discusses parshat Lech Lecha and looks into the issues that arise when we read stories which seem to portray our ancestors in a less than positive light. The opening chapter of Parshat Lech Lecha is a case in point. In Egypt, Avraham knowingly endangers Sarah’s honor so as to save himself.  How are we to understand his decision?

Please let us know your comments and thoughts about the podcast, write to us at elmad@pardes.org.il.

Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant
Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

About Neima Novetsky

She and her family made aliyah from New York where she founded and directed the Advanced Tanakh Beit Midrash Program at Lincoln Square Synagogue. She has taught at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Midreshet Moriah, the Ma'ayan Institute for Women, and the Princeton University Hillel and has lectured on Biblical topics in various synagogues in both Israel and the USA. She is also a co-founder of a new Tanakh and Parshanut website called 'Al Ha Torah.'

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