Torah: Living in the Paradox: Universalism vs. Particularism

Lech Lecha 2018

Please join us for Shabbat worship and Torah study, 9:30 am.

Throughout the Torah, in fact, throughout Hebrew scripture, there is this constant tension, an ongoing, irresolvable paradox between the universal and the particular. The Torah seems to be telling us that we are to live in this friction. This paradox. That one informs the other and visa versa.


Torah: Genesis 12:1 – 17:27 – Click here.
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16 – Click here.

This week our readings and Torah discussion focus on:


  1. Gen. 12:1-3, p. 69
  2. Gen. 12:4-6, p. 71
  3. Gen. 12:7-13, p. 72


Isaiah 40:27-41:16, p. 95

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