Five Quick Divrei Torah on Lech Lecha 5782

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by R. Gil Student

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In less than ten minutes: 1) Toras Avraham on why journeying to Israel was a test, 2) Maharam Schick on the significance of seemingly random stories in the parashah, 3) Divrei Shaul on why Avraham accepted money from Pharaoh but not from the king of Sedom, 4) Maharshdam on the halachic significance of when the Canaanites conquered the land of Israel, 5) Rav Avigdor Nebenzahl on why Avraham did not pray for Sarah.

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About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student serves on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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