Parashat Lech-Lecha 5799 / פָּרָשַׁת לֶךְ־לְךָ

/ 8 Cheshvan 5799

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

See Diaspora reading

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 Israel on:

References

The Chumash: The Stone Edition (Artscroll Series) (paid link)
Nosson Scherman, Mesorah Publications, 1993
Parashat Lech-Lecha from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.