Shabbat Table Talks by perasha

by Rabbi Ralph Tawil

sponsored by the Sephardic Orthodox Union

Shabbat Table Talks provides families with perasha-based material with which to conduct value-laden discussions. The family provides an important context for our children to think about and absorb the values that we cherish. These discussions direct parents to broach important topics and values through the springboard of the perasha. The weekly Torah portion provides a starting point for these discussions as there is a great likelihood that it has been addressed, in one way or another, by some family members. Usually, the discussions are based on a straightforward reading of the Torah text. Occasionally, we enhance the points with comments from our rich rabbinic tradition. Since the idea is to generate discussion, we have included questions (with some possible answers provided at times) that can lead to lively conversation on topics and values that are important to convey in the family setting. One of the goals of these "talks" is to sensitize the families to the very values they are teaching and to get them to recognize their responsibility in conveying these values. Methodological comments are included to help discussion leaders in carrying on an effective, thought provoking discussion. We hope you enjoy these "Talks" and feel free to provide feedback.

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

Beresheet

Shemot

Vayiqra

Bemidbar

Debarim

Noah

Va'era

Sav

Naso

Va'ethanan

Lekh Lekha

Bo

Shemini

Beha`alotekha

`Eqeb

Vayera

Beshalah

Tazri`ah/Mesor'a

Shelah

Re'eh

Haye Sarah

Yitro

Ahare Mot/ Qedoshim

Qorah

Shoftim

Toldot

Mishpatim

Emor

Huqat

Ki Tese

Vayese

Terumah

Behar/Behuqotai

Balaq

Ki Tabo

Vayishlah

Tesave

Pinhas

Nisabim

Vayesheb

Ki Tissa

Matot/Mas'eh

Vayelekh

Miqes

Vayaqhel/Pequde

Ha'azinu

Vayigash

Vezot Haberakha

Vayhi

Other

Pesah 7th Day 

Shabbat Shooba

Sukkot

 

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