Midreshet Amit


Back to Main Page

Parshat Lech Lecha

By: Rabbi Jason Knapel

The first word that the Borei Olam says to the first “Jew” is “Lech” go. In doing this he gave a very significant message to the Jewish People for all generations - that should be a nation characterized by “Lech” - going, moving.

This is not referring to the theory of the wandering Jew, but to a more existential idea. A Jew should always be moving, growing, gaining and striving. Where are we going?

In one sense we are going to Avenu SheBashamayim – we are constantly striving to get closer to Hashem, every action, thought and deed should bring us closer to the Borei Olam. In another sense we are “going” to ourselves Lech LECHA! - We should be in a constant state of self discovery finding our potential and our kochot, finding who we really are and what we are supposed to do in this world.

Beezrat Hashem may we all listen to the “Lech Lecha” that Hashem sends out to us and find our own way in Avodah