Torah Sparks

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

Torah Sparks! Parashat Lech Lecha 5782

'In this week's Torah Sparks, you'll find a D'var Torah on the Parashah by Ilana Kurshan called "Men Count the Stars, Women are From Venus", Vered Hollander-Goldfarb poses questions titled "Right or Left? East Is Not an Option", and Bex Stern Rosenblatt writes about...

Torah Sparks! Parashat Noah 5782

Read “A Trail of Crumpled Papers on the Floor”, Ilana Kurshan’s D’var Torah on the parashah; find probing questions from Vered Hollander-Goldfarb in “Is It Safer To Attack God?”, and learn from Bex Stern Rosenblatt in “Understanding the Flood”. Click HERE to view...

Torah Sparks! Parashat Bereshit 5782

In this week's Torah Sparks, you'll find a D'var Torah on the Parashah by Ilana Kurshan called "The Moon is Always Female", Vered Hollander-Goldfarb poses questions titled "A Little Less is A Lot More" and Bex Stern Rosenblatt writes about "Creation Continued" in the...

Torah Sparks! Parashat Vayelech; Shabbat Shuvah 5782

In this week's Torah Sparks, you'll find a D'var Torah on the Parashah by Ilana Kurshan called "No Child Left Behind", Vered Hollander-Goldfarb poses questions titled "Look – Who’s Talking?"...

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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