Parsha Pick-Me-Up

by Yitzchak Sprung

Take a few minutes to study the parsha with Rabbi Sprung on Thursdays from Bereshit to V'Zot Habracha. Find the Parsha Pick-Me-Up on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E06 - Toldot: Appreciating Esav's Cooking

    S01 E06 - Toldot: Appreciating Esav's Cooking

    Why do we need to know how much Yitzchak enjoyed the food that his oldest son brought him? What does it say about Yitzchak and what do we learn from it?

    03:32
  • S01 E05 - Chayei Sarah: Who is the Main Character of Parshat Chayei Sarah?

    S01 E05 - Chayei Sarah: Who is the Main Character of Parshat Chayei Sarah?

    Who is the Main Character of Parshat Chayei Sarah?Selected Sources: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Marriage

    06:41
  • S01 E04 - Vayera: The Limits of Moral Knowledge

    S01 E04 - Vayera: The Limits of Moral Knowledge

    How does the same Avraham who challenges God about the fate of Sedom quickly acquiesce to the sacrifice of his own son? Source:R. Nachum Rabinovich, Natural Morality and Torah Morality in Mesilot Bilvavam

    05:18
  • S01 E03 - Lech Lecha: To Be Abraham's People

    S01 E03 - Lech Lecha: To Be Abraham's People

    What happened to all of the people who became students of Abraham and Sarah and what does that have to do with us? Gen. 21:33, 12:5, 18:19Bereshit Rabbah 12:14Rambam, Avoda Zara 1:3 with Yad PeshutaRabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Go...

    05:24
  • S01 E02 - Noach: Watching with Dismay

    S01 E02 - Noach: Watching with Dismay

    How do we know right from wrong and what does that say about us?Selected Sources:Rambam: Introduction to Avot, Chapter 6Guide of the Perplexed 3:17Rav Kook: Orot Hateshuva, Chapter 1Rav Rabinovich: Natural Morality and Torah Moral...

    05:21