Parashat Lech-Lecha 5798 / פָּרָשַׁת לֶךְ־לְךָ

/ 8 Cheshvan 5798

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

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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 Israel on: