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The long and winding road: Parashat Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1–17:27)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/the_long_and_winding_road_parashat_lech_lecha_genesis_1211727

The day God pronounced two simple words — lech lecha — Abraham and Sarah’s lives changed forever. God instructs Abraham to leave his homeland, his birthplace and his father’s home, “to the land that I will show you, and there I will make of you a great nation” (Genesis 12:1-2). “Lech lecha,” go forth — and thus the long journey began.

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