February 17, 2020

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Lech-Lecha with Rabbi Avi Weiss

Rabbi Avi Weiss, is an American open Orthodox ordained rabbi, author, teacher, lecturer, and activist who is the founder of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in The BronxNew York. He is the founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, a rabbinical seminary he refers to as “Open Orthodox”, a term he coined to describe an offshoot of Orthodoxy, and the founder of Yeshivat Maharat for Orthodox women, co-founder of the International Rabbinical Fellowship, an Open Orthodox rabbinical association founded as a liberal alternative to the Modern Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America, and founder of the grassroots organization Coalition for Jewish Concerns – Amcha.

Parashat Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1–17:27) – features Abram’s Journey to the land of Canaan, his forced departure to Egypt, his covenant with God, the birth of Ishmael, Abram’s circumcision, and the changing of his name to Abraham.



Previous Torah Talks on Lech Lecha:

Rabbi Alissa Thomas-Newborn

Rabbi Avram Mlotek

Rabbi Michelle Dardashti

Rabbi Hyim Shafner

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg