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Lech Lecha

Starstruck: Parshat Lech Lecha

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 12.08.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

G-d tells Abraham that his descendants will be as numerous as the dust of the earth, the stars in the sky, and the sand on the seashore. What can we learn from the different similes?

Abraham and the Challenges of Iconoclastic Leadership: Genesis 12:1-17:27

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Posted 12.23.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Mishael Zion

Abraham's greatest feat, the cause of his success in the world, was his ability to be truly "one." Alone and singular in his focus, Abraham is cast here as a great rebel who is forever breaking free from the idols of his society -- the original iconoclast.

Lech Lecha: How Abraham Leaves His Home And Inherits The World

Josh Fleet | Posted 10.26.2012 | Religion
Josh Fleet

"Go to yourself," God says to Abram, "from your land, from your relatives and from your father's home to the land that I will show you. And I will make you a great nation."

Embracing Your Calling: Should You Take the Risk?

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

As the great theologian Howard Thurman put it, "Ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."