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Parashat Lech-Lecha (Bereshit 12:1 - 17:27) Go Forth

Posted on October 14, 2018 at 6:00 AM


Parashat Lech-Lecha


(Go Forth)




Making of a Nation




In YHWH, Israel has the source of inexhaustible strength.


The everlasting YHWH will not fail to carry through His great purposes.

What is written in Bereshit 15: 13-14, to say the least, is central or at the core of the entire Biblical narrative. It can even easily be shown that what is written in Bereshit 15:13-14 is also at the center of numerous narratives and sections of the Holy Qur'an – even the entire book.

In Bereishit 17:7 – YHWH establishes His Covenant with Abraham.

7  And I will establish My covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a YHWH unto thee and to thy seed after thee.

In 1619, (as it was recorded) “20 and odd” Africans arrived off the coast of Virginia, is this the marker for the prophecy of Bereshit 15:13-14:  13 And He said unto Abram: 'Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14 and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge; and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

It is believed that Sunday, August 25, 2019, will mark the 400-year anniversary of the "20 and odd," Africans. How has this date shaped the Israelite experience in the United States of America? Does the date have historical meaning for the Israelite in the Twenty-First Century?

Can any other group prove that this has happened to them just as prophecy said it would?

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