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 2

  • Trumah: The Sacred Secret of the Menorah

    Trumah: The Sacred Secret of the Menorah

    The Menorah has a very unusual quality to it: each of its six outer lamps faces in towards the center, so that its light travels inwards.

  • Mishpatim: True Lies?

    Mishpatim: True Lies?

    Negative speech, in order to qualify as Lashon Hara, must be true. So how could the Sages construe our verse, which explicitly warns against falsehoods, to be a warning against true speech, negative though it may be? 

  • Yitro: The Power of Connection

    Yitro: The Power of Connection

    There is an important and timely comment on social ties made at the beginning of our Parasha- one that usually goes unnoticed.

  • Beshalach: Recasting and Reframing in Freedom

    Beshalach: Recasting and Reframing in Freedom

    What is the significance of this place, Pi HaChirot? In fact, it stems from something we learned of long ago but means so much to us now.

  • Bo: A Key to Renewal

    Bo: A Key to Renewal

    The Jewish people are commanded to declare and sanctify the new moon each month. The Sages point to something that is key to becoming the people we want to be. Source: Mechilta DeRabbi Yishmael Masechta DePischa 2.