Bereshit

Bereshit 5777

Parashat Bereshit October 28-29, 2016 – 27 Tishrei 5777 Annual (Genesis 1:1-6:8): Etz Hayim p. 3-34; Hertz p. 2-20 Triennial (Genesis 1:1-6:8): Etz Hayim p. 3-12; Hertz p. 2-6 Haftarah (Isaiah 42:5-43:10): Etz Hayim p. 35-40; Hertz p. 21-25 PDF_Bereshit_5777 Diagnosing the Human Condition Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein, CY Faculty (Talmud, Midrash, Halacha) Biblical scholars like […]

Hayyei Sarah 5776

November 6-7, 2015 – 25 Marcheshvan 5776 Annual (Genesis 23:1-25:18): Etz Hayim p. 127; Hertz p. 80 Triennial (Genesis 24:53-25:18): Etz Hayim p. 137; Hertz p. 86 Haftarah (1 Kings 1:1-31): Etz Hayim, p. 143; Hertz p. 90 A Tale of Two Shiduchs By Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb, CY Faculty The portion of Hayyei Sarah deals […]

Hayyei Sarah 5777

Parashat Hayyei Sarah November 25-26, 2016 – 26 Heshvan 5777 Annual (Genesis 23:1-25:18): Etz Hayim p. 127-141; Hertz p. 80-89 Triennial (Genesis 23:1-24:9): Etz Hayim p. 127-132; Hertz p. 80-83 Haftarah (1 Kings 1:1-31): Etz Hayim p. 142-145; Hertz p. 90-92 PDF Hayyei Sarah_5777 Kissin’ Cousins – and more Esther Israel, CY Talmud and Bible Faculty […]

Lekh Lekha 5776

11 Marchesvan 5776 October 23-24, 2015 Annual: Genesis 12:1-17:27 Triennial: Genesis 16:1-17:27 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16 Abraham, the First Jew – Why? By Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb, CY Faculty With Parshat Lekh Lecha the Torah narrows its focus, to the genesis of the Jewish people. It’s worth asking why God chose Avraham Avinu to be the first […]

Lekh lekha 5777

Parashat Lekh lekha November 11-12, 2016 – 11 Heshvan 5777 Annual (Genesis 12:1-17:27): Etz Hayim p. 69-93; Hertz p. 45-60 Triennial (Genesis 12:1-13:18): Etz Hayim p. 69-77; Hertz p. 45-50 Haftarah (Isaiah 40:27-41:16): Etz Hayim p. 94-98; Hertz p. 60-62 PDF_Lekh-lekha_5777 Not Exactly What I was Taught in Yeshiva Rabbi Moshe Levin, Congregation Ner Tamid, […]

Mikkets 5776

Shabbat Hanukkah · Shabbat Rosh Hodesh December 11-12, 2015 – 30 Kislev 5776 Annual (Genesis 41:1-44:17): Etz Hayim p. 250; Hertz p. 155 Triennial (Genesis 43:16-44:17): Etz Hayim p. 265; Hertz p. 163 Second Scroll: (Numbers 28:9-15): Etz Hayim p. 930; Hertz p. 695 Third Scroll (Numbers 7:42-47): Etz Hayim p. 808; Hertz p. 599 […]

Mikkets 5777

Parashat Mikkets Shabbat Hanukkah December 30-31, 2016 – 2 Tevet 5777 Annual (Genesis 41:1-44:17): Etz Hayim p. 250-270; Hertz p. 155-166 Triennial (Genesis 41:1-41:52): Etz Hayim p. 250-257; Hertz p. 155-158 Maftir (Numbers 7:48-53): Etz Hayim p. 809; Hertz p. 599 Haftarah (Zecharia 2:14-4:7): Etz Hayim p. 1269-1272; Hertz p. 987-989 PDF_Mikkets_5777 Egyptian and Jewish […]

Noah 5776

4 Marcheshvan 5776 October 16-17, 2015 Annual: Genesis 6:9-11:32 Triennial: Genesis 11:1-32 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-55:5 The Choreography of Chaos and Control – Parashat Noah  By Rabbi Joel G. Levy, CY Rosh Yeshiva In Parshat Noah we will witness the fragility of those primal partitions. When appalled by creation, God causes the divisions to blur; chaotic liquid […]

Noah 5777

Parashat Noah November 4-5, 2016 – 4 Heshvan 5777 Annual (Genesis 6:9-11:32): Hertz p. 26-40; Etz Hayim p. 41-63 Triennial (Genesis 6:9-8:14): Hertz p. 26-31; Etz Hayim p. 41-48 Haftarah (Isaiah 54:1-55:5): Hertz p. 41-44, Etz Hayim p. 64-68 PDF_Noah_5777 The Sky is Falling, The Sky is Falling Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein, CY Faculty (Talmud, Midrash, […]

Parsha Bereshit 5776

27 Tishrei 5776 October 9-10, 2015 Annual: Genesis 1:1-6:8 Triennial: Genesis 5:1-6:8 Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5-43:10 Is Sin Built In? By Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb, CY Faculty It’s hard to know what God envisioned when beginning to write the Torah – perhaps an ode, expressing lyrically the artist’s excitement at completing Creation, a magnum opus indeed.  But […]

Toledot 5776

November 13-14, 2015 – 2 Kislev 5776 Annual (Genesis 25:19-28:9): Etz Hayim p. 146; Hertz p. 93 Triennial (Genesis 27:28-28:9): Etz Hayim p. 157; Hertz p. 99 Haftarah (Malakhi 1:1-2:7): Etz Hayim, p. 163; Hertz p. 102 Struggling from the Womb: Jacob, Esau and Free Will By Esther Israel, CY Faculty Human beings feel that […]

Toledot 5777

Parashat Toledot December 2-3, 2016 – 3 Kislev 5777 Annual (Genesis 25:19-28:9): Etz Hayim p. 146-161; Hertz p. 93-101 Triennial (Genesis 25:19-26:22): Etz Hayim p. 146-151; Hertz p. 93-96 Haftarah (Malachi 1:1-2:7): Etz Hayim p. 162-165; Hertz p. 102-105 PDF_Toledot_5777 L’nochach ishto: Together and Apart Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb, CY Faculty and Coordinator, Torah Sparks The stories […]

Vayehi 5776

December 25-26, 2015 – 14 Tevet 5776 Annual (Genesis 47:28-50:26): Etz Hayim p. 293; Hertz p. 180 Triennial (Genesis 49:27-50:26): Etz Hayim p. 305; Hertz p. 187 Haftarah (1 Kings 2:1-12): Etz Hayim, p. 313; Hertz p. 191 PDF Vayehi 5776 Thinking for Posterity By Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein, CY Faculty and visiting Rabbi at Moriah […]

Vayera 5776

18 Marchesvan 5776 October 30-31, 2015 Annual: Genesis 18:1-22:24 Triennial: Genesis 21:1-22:24 Haftarah: 2 Kings 4:1-37 The Sin of S’dom and Amorah is so Great By Esther Israel, CY Faculty S’dom and ‘Amorah (Sodom and Gomorrah) were situated in the southern Jordan valley; according to B’reishit 13:10, the lushest, most fertile part of the land. […]

Vayera 5777

Parashat Vayera November 18-19, 2016 – 18 Heshvan 5777 Annual (Genesis 18:1-22:24): Etz Hayim p. 99-122; Hertz p. 63-76 Triennial (Genesis 18:1-18:33): Etz Hayim p. 99-104; Hertz p. 63-66 Haftarah (2 Kings 4:1-37): Etz Hayim p. 123-126; Hertz p. 76-79 PDF_Vayera_5777 Pesach in Sodom Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb, CY Faculty and Coordinator, Torah Sparks When the angels […]

Vayeshev 5776

December 4-5, 2015 – 23 Kislev 5776 Annual (Genesis 37:1-40:23): Etz Hayim p. 226; Hertz p. 141 Triennial (Genesis 39:1-40:23): Etz Hayim p. 238; Hertz p. 147 Haftarah (Amos 2:6-3:8): Etz Hayim, p. 247; Hertz p. 152 “… And a Man Found Yosef.” By Yiscah Smith, CY Faculty In the course of a lifetime, there […]

Vayeshev 5777

Parashat Vayeshev Shabbat Mevarekhim Hahodesh December 23-24, 2016 – 24 Kislev 5777 Annual (Genesis 37:1-40:23): Etz Hayim p. 226-245; Hertz p. 141-151 Triennial (Genesis 37:1-37:36): Etz Hayim p.226-233; Hertz p. 141-145 Haftarah (Amos 2:6-3:8): Etz Hayim p. 246-249; Hertz p. 152-154 PDF_Vayeshev_5777 Who’s That Man Walking… Rabbi Steven Wernick, Executive VP and Chief Executive Officer, […]

Vayetse 5776

November 20-21, 2015 – 9 Kislev 5776 Annual (Genesis 28:10-32:3): Etz Hayim p. 166; Hertz p. 106 Triennial (Genesis 31:17-32:3): Etz Hayim p. 181; Hertz p. 114 Haftarah (Hosea 12:13-14:10): Etz Hayim, p. 189; Hertz p. 118 Dreaming When Young and When Old By Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb, CY Faculty Maybe it wasn’t Che Guevara who […]

Vayetse 5777

Parashat Vayetse December 9-10, 2016 – 10 Kislev 5777 Annual (Genesis 28:10-32:3): Etz Hayim p. 166-187; Hertz p. 106-117 Triennial (Genesis 28:10-30:13): Etz Hayim p. 166-176; Hertz p. 106-111 Haftarah (Hosea 12:13-14:10): Etz Hayim p. 188-193; Hertz p. 118-121 PDF_Vayetse_5777 Jacob: A Story of Self Transformation Yardén Raber, CY Talmud Faculty Our forefathers are not […]

Vayhi 5777

Parashat Vayhi January 13-14, 2017 – 16 Tevet 5777 Annual (Genesis 47:28-50:26): Etz Hayim p. 293-311; Hertz p. 180-191 Triennial (Genesis 47:28-48:22): Etz Hayim p. 293-298; Hertz p. 180-183 Haftarah (1 Kings 2:1-12): Etz Hayim p. 312-314; Hertz p. 191-192 PDF_Vayhi_5777 Families as Complex Organisms Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb, CY Faculty and Coordinator, Torah Sparks Parashat […]

Vayiggash 5776

December 18-19, 2015 – 7 Tevet 5776 Annual (Genesis 44:18-47:27): Etz Hayim p. 274; Hertz p. 169 Triennial (Genesis 46:28-47:27): Etz Hayim p. 283; Hertz p. 174 Haftarah (Ezekiel 37:15-28): Etz Hayim, p. 291; Hertz p. 178 PDF Vayiggash 5776 The Humbling Power of Vulnerability By Yardén Raber, CY Talmud Faculty In parashat Vayiggash the […]

Vayiggash 5777

Parashat Vayiggash January 6-7, 2017 – 9 Tevet 5777 Annual (Genesis 44:18-47:27): Etz Hayim p. 274-289; Hertz p. 169-177 Triennial (Genesis 44:18-45:27): Etz Hayim p. 274-279; Hertz p. 169-172 Haftarah (Ezekiel 37:15-28): Etz Hayim p. 290-292; Hertz p. 178-179 PDF_Vayiggash_5777 The End of Genesis? Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb, CY Faculty and Coordinator, Torah Sparks Parshat Vayiggash […]

Vayishlah 5776

November 27-28, 2015 – 16 Kislev 5776 Annual (Genesis 32:4-36:43): Etz Hayim p. 198; Hertz p. 122 Triennial (Genesis 35:16-36:43): Etz Hayim p. 214; Hertz p. 130 Haftarah (Obadiah 1:1-21): Etz Hayim, p. 222; Hertz p. 137 שְׁמַע אֵלַי יַעֲקֹב, וְיִשְׂרָאֵל מְקֹרָאִי “Listen to Me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I have called” (Isaiah 48:12) By […]

Vayishlah 5777

Parashat Vayishlah December 16-17, 2016 – 17 Kislev 5777 Annual (Genesis 32:4-36:43): Etz Hayim p. 198-220; Hertz p. 122-134 Triennial (Genesis 32:4-33:20): Etz Hayim p. 198-206; Hertz p. 122-127 Haftarah (Obadiah 1:1-21): Etz Hayim p. 221-225; Hertz p. 137-140 PDF_Vayishlah_5777 For want of a few small jars… Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb, CY Faculty and Coordinator, Torah […]

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