Shabbat Learning

Torah Sparks Weekly Insert

This week’s Torah Sparks can be found here.

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