Lech LechaTen generations have passed since the time of Noach. Man has descended to lower spiritual depths. In the year 1948 after the Creation, Avram is born. Through observing the world, Avram comes to the inescapable Truth of HaShem's existence, and thus merits that HaShem reveals Himself to him. At the beginning of this week's Parashah, HaShem tells Avram to leave his land, his relatives and his father's house and travel to an unknown land where HaShem will make him into a great nation. Avram leaves, taking with him his wife Sarahy, his nephew Lot, their servants, and those who he converted to faith in HaShem.