Parashat Lech-Lecha 5788 / פָּרָשַׁת לֶךְ־לְךָ

/ 13 Cheshvan 5788

Parashat Lech-Lecha is the 3rd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

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 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

List of Dates

Parashat Lech-Lecha is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Lech-Lecha from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
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
Modification of the Triennial Cycle Readings for Combined Parashot in Certain Years
Rabbi Miles B. Cohen, 2020