Parashat Lech-Lecha 5791 / פָּרָשַׁת לֶךְ־לְךָ

/ 13 Cheshvan 5791

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 ·
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 ·

Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16 · 21 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 ·

List of Dates

Parashat Lech-Lecha is read in the Diaspora on:

References

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
Parashat Lech-Lecha from Sefaria.org
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