Torah Sparks

United Synagogue (USCJ) is proud and delighted to bring you Torah Sparks, with insights and learning materials on the Parasha (Torah portion) of the week. Torah Sparks is produced by the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

Each week there will be a Dvar Torah - a discussion on some aspect of the reading, by CY faculty, alumni and friends; a Vort - a short thought from Chasidic rebbes or other thinkers about some point in the text; and Table Talk - questions to stimulate discussion on the Parsha around the Shabbat table. Torah Sparks is available here on the Conservative Yeshiva's Shiurim Online Beit Midrash website, as well as by subscription to weekly graphical emails. Please select the Parasha you would like to see - it will display articles from each year. A printable PDF is linked at the end of each week's presentation.

Hayyei Sarah

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 […]

Torah Sparks

United Synagogue (USCJ) is proud and delighted to bring you Torah Sparks, with insights and learning materials on the Parsha (Torah portion) of the week. Torah Sparks is produced by the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

Each week there will be a Dvar Torah - a discussion on some aspect of the reading, by CY faculty, alumni and friends; a Vort - a short thought from Chasidic rebbes or other thinkers about some point in the text; and Table Talk - questions to stimulate discussion on the Parsha around the Shabbat table. Torah Sparks is available here on the Conservative Yeshiva's Shiurim Online Beit Midrash website, as well as by subscription to weekly graphical emails.