Lech-Lecha Audio Classes

Time for Torah: Lech-Lecha
Parshah Insight: Lech-Lecha
A five minute weekly Torah insight based on the wellsprings of Torah and Chassidut.
Our Forefathers and Us
The difference between Mitzvah observance by our forefathers before the giving of the Torah and its performance by the Jews after G-d’s revelation at Mt. Sinai
Torah Gems: Lech Lecha
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Torah Gems: Lech Lecha
Experience the gems of the Parshah with the classic commentaries, and a kabbalistic twist.
Lech-Lecha: The Missing Introduction
The Torah tells us close to nothing about Abraham up until the narrative of G-d instructing him – at age seventy-five – to leave his birthplace. But, why no mention of his greatness and past achievements?
Parshah Thought: Lech-Lecha
A five minute weekly Torah thought based on the teachings of Chassidut.
Chumash and Rashi: Lech-Lecha
Parshah with Rabbi Gordon
Basic Parshah - Lech Lecha
An overview of the weekly Parshah, through the eyes of the many commentators, enriching your understanding of how our great history unfolded.
The Philosophy of The Bible - Lech Lecha
Examining the weekly Torah reading through the lens of contemporary commentary, showing how topical and relevant the parshah's ideas really are. Both mystical and pragmatic, this lesson will elevate your spirit and refine your view of the world around you.
Abraham: Kindness
G-d created the world out of kindness; Abraham was the embodiment of that kindness. Chassidut reveals the nature of Abraham's love and fear, and his relationship with Sarah, Yitzchak, Yishmael and Hagar.
A Soul's Journey
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A Soul's Journey
The soul descends from heaven - a perfect environment to a lesser one. The objective is to reveal the nature of the soul itself, which can only be revealed away from that perfect place
M-Cast: Lech-Lecha
Welcome to M-Cast, where we take a look at topics in the weekly Torah portion and see how it relates to the coming of Moshiach.
Lech-Lecha - In Depth
An in depth look at the weekly Parshah based on the talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
The Chassidic Dimension - Lech-Lecha
An in depth presentation of Chassidic teachings on the weekly Parshah.
Parshah Class: Lech-Lecha
Get a detailed overview of the weekly Torah portion sewn together with keen insights and timely life messages.
An advanced presentation of Chassidic teachings on the Parshah.
Two Minute Rabbi: Lech-Lecha
Have you ever met a Rabbi who could give you an inspiring message in just two minutes? Well, here it is….
Rebuking a Relative?
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Rebuking a Relative?
Practical Parshah—Lech Lecha
How, when and if to speak up for what’s right, when the people who are acting improperly are your own family members.
Life’s Detours
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Life’s Detours
A Taste of Text—Lech Lecha
Things do not always go according to our plans and expectations. In fact, they rarely do.
The Double Letters of Redemption
Letters and Numbers of Torah—Lech Lecha
G‑d’s command to Abraham to leave his homeland (“lech lecha”) is spelled by repeating the same two letters twice. These double letters hint at a way to access infinity.
The Abduction of Sarah
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The Abduction of Sarah
How to Study Torah—Lech Lecha
When Abraham feared that the Egyptians would kill him in order to take his wife, he asked her to pretend that she was his sister. We examine the meaning of the verse (Genesis 12:13), “Say that you are my sister, so that they will favor me.”
You Can Do the Impossible
Life Lessons from Parshat Lech-Lecha
Rabbi Gordon shares inspirational Torah insights on the weekly Torah portion with practical life lessons.
Parsha Gems: Lech-Lecha
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
The Jewish Queen of Egypt
Parshah Curiosities: Lech Lecha
A superficial reading of the biblical account of Abraham and Sarah’s episode in Egypt, where he tells her to say she’s his sister so they don’t kill him, is shrouded in mystery. Delve into the classical commentaries and discover the missing link in this fascinating narrative.
The Fascinating Nature of Name Changes
Parshah Curiosities: Lech Lecha
The portion of Lech-Lecha begins with G-d calling Abraham to his destiny. Strangely, in the glowing promises of the glorious future awaiting him, the Torah specifically mentions a name change. But why would modifying something as external as a name be such a big deal? This lecture reveals the true meaning of your Jewish name—as far more than a simple label for convenience. You'll discover why Abraham (and Sarah’s) names required modification and learn to appreciate the deeper meaning behind the incredible evolutionary process that produced the world's first Jews!
Parshah Insights: Lech-Lecha
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Lech-Lecha
Decoding the hidden messages
The parsha of Lech-Lecha contains 126 verses and the mnemonic are the words ‘nimolu’ (circumcised) and ‘machnadvay’. Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of the parshah.
Behind Elijah’s Chair at a Circumcision
Parsha Curiosities: Lech-Lecha
A fascinating exposé of the traditional chair universally designated for the Prophet Elijah at a Brit Milah ceremony. This lecture begins by fleshing out the spiritual character and impact engendered by sacred circumcision. We then proceed to peel away historical layers of deep meaning as we trace the surprising origins of the proverbial participation of Elijah a.k.a. the Covenantal Angel. Ultimately, you’ll see why all of this is as relevant as quantum physics, and makes all the difference today!
The Land and the People
The Jew’s Eternal Connection to the Land of Israel
When G-d informs Abraham that the land of Israel belongs to him and his seed, G-d states that He has in fact already given them the land, and yet, on another occasion, G-d told Abraham that only in the future will He give the land to his offspring? In resolving this apparent contradiction, this class will explore the multi-layered relationship between the people and the land. (Likutei Sichos vol. 15)
Abraham and Sarah’s Home a Model for Jewish Living
Drawing on the extraordinary example of our first patriarch and matriarch, Mashi Lipskar shares insights and lessons for purposeful Jewish family life.
The Mysterious Shield of Abraham
Responding to unspecified anxieties, G-d's word comes to Abraham: “Do not fear, I am your Shield.” The backstage narrative frames the divine statement as specific to concerns relating to unwanted violent and conflict. Yet, an array of rabbinic sources, as well as our daily prayer liturgy, casts this passage as anything but incidental. The introduction of related yet enigmatic Zoharic statements, viewed through the illuminating prism of Chasidic teaching, reconciles the seeming contradiction and reveals its deepest essence. This all becomes the foundation for practical spiritual wisdom that we can all use to make our good life's better!
Weekly Story for Lech-Lecha: Beyond the Bio
When the Torah introduces us to a new person, it usually starts with the background. However, with Avraham we get no bio, no background. Just right off the start: Lech Lecha. This teaches us what makes a Jew a Jew. Not his learning; not his observance; not his achievements. What makes a Jew Jewish is the fact that G-d told Abraham, “Go to yourself, from your land…” It is the fact that G-d chose his/her soul to be in a unique covenant and relationship with Him. This week’s story reminds us of this idea that a Jew is a Jew is a Jew.
How Important Is It to Be Productive?
Judaism teaches us to value and optimize hard work. (Based on Likkutei Sichos vol. 15 Lech-Lecha)
Daily Chumash: Lech Lecha
A journey through the weekly Torah portion briefly explaining the text in plain English—based on the commentary of Rashi.
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Leaving Your Preconceived Self to Find a Higher Self
G-d’s commandment "Lech-Lecha" to Abraham is an instruction to each one of us.
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