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Genesis 12:1-17:27

This week’s Torah portion begins with God’s dramatic call to Abram to go on a life journey that will change him forever. But this potential transformation comes with a price: to pursue this quest Abram and his wife Sarai must leave behind their home, the habitual, and head into the unknown.

D'VAR TORAH
Genesis 12:1-17:27

Avram and Sarai model a sense of trust in the face of uncertainty. How can we find that sense in our own lives?

D'VAR TORAH
Genesis 12:1-17:27

Our lives are filled with both blessings and hardships. Ellen Dannin suggests Avraham's approach as a model for making sense of this tension.

D'VAR TORAH
Genesis 12:1-17:27

Abraham and Sarah's desperate journey to Egypt as refugees reminds us that remembering the heart of the stranger is at the core of Jewish experience.

Pursuing Justice,
D'VAR TORAH
Genesis 12:1-17:27

This provocative Rosh Hashanah sermon draws parallels between Hagar, Sarah's mistreated servant, and today's immigrant workers.

D'VAR TORAH
Genesis 12:1-17:27
This text study, prepared by Rabbi Nina Mandel, contains pairs of passages examining biblical and contemporary notions of what “Promised Land” means, and how it has been interpreted by Jewish thinkers over the millennia.
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