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.

Lekh Lekha

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, […]

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.