Parshat Lekh Lekha (Go Forth)

The Torah portion is Lekh Lekha, Genesis 12:1-17:27. In synagogues using the Triennial system, 5783 is year 1 and the Torah reading is Genesis 12:1-13:18.

This portion tells the story of Abraham from his Call to leave his father's house to the birth of his first son, Ishmael.

The haftarah is Isaiah 40:27-41:16. This passage reassures the people of Israel, then in Exile, that the Call to Abraham and the promise to him in the Torah portion still apply.