Lech – Lecha

Parsha Lech Lecha

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Lech-Lecha לֶךְ־לְךָ֛ is translated as “go”, “leave!”  but it literally means “go for you”. It can be spelled, “lech-lecha”, “lekh-lekha”, or “lech-l’cha”

In parsha lech lecha we begin the story of Abram. He is told to leave his family in Babylon and his physical and spiritual journey begins. He travels to Egypt, his nephew separates from him, he goes to war, meets Melechizedek. Then God promises a son, He has a child with Hagar. It ends with Abraham and his whole household entering into a covenant by circumcision.

Lech-Lecha לֶךְ־לְךָ֛ is the fifth and sixth words and in the Hebrew text (see text below).