Parashat Lech-Lecha / פָּרָשַׁת לֶךְ־לְךָ

Parashat Lech-Lecha is the 3rd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next read on / 8 Cheshvan 5785.

Torah Portion: Genesis 12:1-17:27

Lech Lecha (“Go Forth”) recounts Abraham’s (here known as Abram) first encounter with God, his journey to Canaan, the birth of his son Ishmael, the covenant between him, his descendants, and God, and God’s commandment to circumcise the males of his household. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 12:1-13 · 13 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 12:14-13:4 · 11 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 13:5-18 · 14 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 14:1-20 · 20 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 14:21-15:6 · 10 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 15:7-17:6 · 37 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 17:7-27 · 21 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 17:24-27 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16 · 21 p’sukim

Triennial Year 1
  1. 1: 12:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 12:4-9 · 6 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 12:10-13 · 4 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 12:14-20 · 7 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 13:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 13:5-11 · 7 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 13:12-18 · 7 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 13:16-18 · 3 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: Judges 6:24-32 · 9 p’sukim

Triennial Year 2
  1. 1: 14:1-9 · 9 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 14:10-16 · 7 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 14:17-20 · 4 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 14:21-24 · 4 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 15:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 15:7-16 · 10 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 15:17-21 · 5 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 15:17-21 · 5 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: Joshua 10:1-14 · 14 p’sukim

Triennial Year 3
  1. 1: 16:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 16:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 16:10-16 · 7 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 17:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 17:7-17 · 11 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 17:18-23 · 6 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 17:24-27 · 4 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 17:24-27 · 4 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: Isaiah 41:8-16 · 9 p’sukim

Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 12:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 12:4-9 · 6 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 12:10-13 · 4 p’sukim ·

Lech-Lecha: The JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary by Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin (paid link)

List of Dates

Parashat Lech-Lecha is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Lech-Lecha from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
Lech-Lecha (Genesis 12:1-17:27) and Haftarah (Isaiah 40:27-41:16): The JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS Study Bible) (paid link)
Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, Jewish Publication Society, 2017
The Chumash: The Stone Edition (Artscroll Series) (paid link)
Nosson Scherman, Mesorah Publications, 1993
A Complete Triennial System for Reading the Torah
Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly, 1988
Haftarot for a Triennial Cycle Torah Reading
Avram Israel Reisner, 2014

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