Five Divray Torah for each Parashah so people sitting at a Shabbat table can discuss important ideas. Contains provocative questions on each Dvar Torah.

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The Torah is called -Etz Chaim – a tree of life. In all of his writings, Dov Peretz Elkins has managed to make the ancient wisdom of Judaism come alive for modern men and women. He is at his best in Sidrah Sparks, Talking Torah at the Table with Your Family. Rest assured, not only will this book give you something to talk about at your table with your family; it will also give rabbis something to talk about in their synagogue with their congregants. The book really does help make the Torah come alive!

Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg is the rabbi of the Beth Tfiloh Congregation in Baltimore, MD —
Rabbi Elkins has created a valuable, easy-to-use resource for families to connect to stimulating nuggets from Torah. while connecting to each other.
Helene Tigay, Consultant for Jewish Education —

Book Details:

Editor/Author: Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins
Publisher: Author House | Publication Location: Indianapolis | Publication Year: 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4490-9201 | Book Type: Softcover | Pages: 495


  1. Audrey Friedman Marcus

    It fills me with delight to imagine families around the table talking Torah together each week! The engaging text selections, unusual and thought-provoking commentaries, and challenging discussion questions assure that this comprehensive work will be a standard for many years to come. I recommend it with great enthusiasm.
    -Audrey Friedman Marcus
    Co-founder,Executive Vice President A.R.E. Publishing, Inc.

  2. Dr. Ron Wolfson

    A perfect addition to your Shabbat table. SIDRAH SPARKS offers families and guests easy access to key ideas of the weekly Torah portion, along with questions to discuss. Ideal for family education where it belongs – in the home.
    -Dr. Ron Wolfson, Fingerhut Professor of Education, American Jewish University – President, Synagogue 3000 , Author, Shabbat- The Family Guide to Preparing for and Celebrating the Sabbath -Jewish Lights

  3. Rabbi Samuel K. Joseph, PhD

    Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins does it again. You can always count on him to give us accessible, interesting and usable books. HIs newest, Sidrah Sparks, is a must for all who enjoy Torah study and are looking for new insights into each parashah. Add Sidrah Sparks to your library. You will use it all the time.
    -Rabbi Samuel K. Joseph, PhD,
    Professor of Jewish Education and Leadership Development, Hebrew Union College

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