Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a two-part look at the first parsha to examine the details of the life of Abram, later Abraham, the “first of the patriarchs” in Scripture. Parsha Lekh Lekhah (Gen. 12:1 – 17:27) begins with the words which begin his journey of obedience and blessing: “Come out” of your country, your home, your father’s house; basically, everything you’ve known, and go to a land that I will show you…when you get there.
And how’s THAT for a step of faith?
The sequence again begins with the Erev Shabbat reading:
The First Patriarch in Scripture, and literally the ‘father of the faith,’ for all who follow, is the subject of more ink in the Torah than any who preceded him. In a world which seems to hate all of His Word, the basic concepts that underlie the family, Yah-ordained ‘headship’, and – uh,oh! – the entire concept of ‘patriarchy’ itself, are particularly NOT ‘politically-correct’ (which today has come to mean nothing short of psychotic) and generally ‘verbotten’.
So this is already a vital part of the foundation.
“Lekh Lekha: The First Patrarich: What did he know, and when did he know it?”
The combined two-part podcast is here: