Shabbat Learning

Torah Sparks Weekly Insert

This week’s Torah Sparks can be found here: 9/26/19.

Torah Sparks is produced weekly for United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism by the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem. each issue of Torah Sparks has three sections:

Dvar Torah – an essay based on the weekly Torah portion by either a yeshiva faculty member, student, or alumnus.
Dvar Haftarah – commentary on that week’s Haftarah by faculty member Rabbi Mordechai (Mitchell) Silverstein.
Table Talk – questions developed by faculty member Vered Hollander-Goldfarb to stimulate thinking and discussion on the Torah portion around the Shabbat table.
Torah Sparks is available as a weekly email (subscribe here), a printable 2-page double-sided Google Doc, and as a blog on