Genesis 12:1 - 17:27
Isaiah 40:27 - 41:16
In this Torah portion, God makes a covenant with Abram promising to make his descendants a great nation. God changes Abram’s name to Abraham. Abraham has a child with Hagar and names him Ishmael. God then promises Abraham’s barren wife, Sarah, that she will have a child.
Lech-Lecha: In Praise of Holy Discomfort
A lesson in the role of discomfort in fomenting social change.