Torah Sparks

Welcome to Torah Sparks, a weekly Parashat HaShavua blog brought to you by the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

Torah Sparks! Parashat Yitro 5782

In this week's Torah Sparks, you'll find a D'var Torah on the Parashah by Ilana Kurshan called "Sitting Atop a Sundial",Vered Hollander-Goldfarb poses questions titled "Tabula Rasa?" and Bex Stern Rosenblatt writes about"Stumps and Seeds" in the Haftarah. Click here...

Torah Sparks! Parashat Beshalach 5782

In this week's Torah Sparks, you'll find a D'var Torah on the Parashah by Ilana Kurshan called "Make the Bitter Sweet", Vered Hollander-Goldfarb poses questions titled "Two Ends of a Stick" and Bex Stern Rosenblatt writes about "The Song of Deborah and All That Jazz"...

Torah Sparks! Parashat Bo 5782

In this week's Torah Sparks, you'll find a D'var Torah on the Parashah by Ilana Kurshan called "Restarting Time", Vered Hollander-Goldfarb poses questions titled "What Does Telling Time Tell Us About the Teller?" and Bex Stern Rosenblatt writes about "Coming Home" in...

Torah Sparks! Parashat Vaera 5782

In this week's Torah Sparks, you'll find a D'var Torah on the Parashah by Ilana Kurshan called "The Pizza Toast", Vered Hollander-Goldfarb poses questions titled "1-0 In Favor of Pharaoh" and Bex Stern Rosenblatt writes about "Bending or Breaking" in the Haftarah....

Torah Sparks! Parashat Shemot 5782

In this week's Torah Sparks, you'll find a D'var Torah on the Parashah by Ilana Kurshan called "Bridegroom of Blood", Vered Hollander-Goldfarb poses questions titled "Hebrew Midwives or Midwives of the Hebrews?" and Bex Stern Rosenblatt writes about "The Sound of...

Torah Sparks! Parashat Vayechi 5782

In this week's Torah Sparks, you'll find a D'var Torah on the Parashah by Ilana Kurshan called "True Lovingkindness", Vered Hollander-Goldfarb poses questions titled "My Wife or Your Mother?" and Bex Stern Rosenblatt writes about "On Loss" in the Haftarah. Click here...

Check back every Tuesday to read insightful and thought-provoking commentary from our faculty on the weekly Torah portion. Each issue of Torah Sparks includes the following:

  • D’var Torah – Ilan Kurshan,  CY faculty member and award-winning author of “If All the Seas Were Ink,” brings us Aggadic discussions tied to themes from the weekly parashah.
  • Table Talk – Questions posed by faculty member, Vered Hollander-Goldfarb, to stimulate thinking and discussion on the Torah portion around the Shabbat table.
  • D’var Haftarah – Original interpretations on the weekly Haftarah by the CY’s Mid-Adlantic Faculty-in-Residence, Bex Stern Rosenblatt.

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