Parashat Lech-Lecha 5796 / פָּרָשַׁת לֶךְ־לְךָ
/ 8 Cheshvan 5796
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. 
See Diaspora reading
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16 · 21 p’sukim
Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
Commentary and Divrei Torah
List of DatesParashat Lech-Lecha is read in Israel on:
- The Chumash: The Stone Edition (Artscroll Series) (paid link)
- Nosson Scherman, Mesorah Publications, 1993
- Parashat Lech-Lecha from Sefaria.org
- Sefaria, Inc.