Parsha Talk – Lech Lecha

It came advertised as the best conversation on this week’s parsha, and who am I to argue? Lekh L’khah [Genesis 12:1-17:27] covers a lot of ground: the call of Abraham [12:1-6], the Covenant of the Pieces [ch. 15], the Covenant of Circumcision [ch. 17], the War of the Kings [ch. 14], and the story of Hagar and birth of Ishmael [ch. 16]. Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Jeremy Kalmanofsky, and I, Rabbi Barry Chesler did not cover so much ground of the parsha, almost the entire conversation was on the opening verses. Still, we talked for a half hour and more, and had fun! We hope you will, too!