Torah Sparks

Torah Sparks

Inspiration, meaning, and holiness can be found everywhere. It's up to us to find these sparks of spiritual light and bring more of a G-dly awareness to ourselves, our families, our communities, and the world at large.

In The Torah Sparks Podcast, you will hear insightful, meaningful, humorous, deep and relatable ideas gleaned from lessons within the holy Torah.

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Recent Episodes

Aug. 4, 2022

Dark Adaptation (Devarim)

There's a technical term for everything. Even for "getting used to the dark"? Yes. It's called "dark adaptation." In this week's …

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July 28, 2022

Mr. Macho (Matos/Maasei)

Can you really be called Mr. Macho if you scream every time you hear a creaking noise in your home? Tune in to this week's episod…

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July 21, 2022

Put on Your Life Jacket (Pinchos)

For all those who don't know, sailing is a real sport, and it may not always be as chilled as it looks. In this week's episode of…

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July 14, 2022

The Story of the Missing Keys (Balak)

What happens when the story doesn't end with "happily ever after"? Does that mean G-d doesn't love you? What happens when you dav…

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July 7, 2022

Tennis Grunting and the Red Heifer (Chukas)

It is not so uncommon for people watching a tennis match to turn off the volume. Why? Because they can't stand those annoying gru…

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June 29, 2022

Ice Cubes and the Slippery Slope (Korach)

I know what your thinking. Isn't it ironic that the word Korach in Hebrew is spelled the same as Kerach, which means ice? Why is …

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June 23, 2022

Two Dots Next to Each Other (Shelach)

In this week's episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast, we do not talk about the difference between alligators and crocodiles. But we…

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June 15, 2022

Ask the Front Desk (Ba'haloscha)

Welcome back to The Torah Sparks Podcast. In this week's episode, we discuss the imperative difference between viewing others as …

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June 9, 2022

Marshmallows Can Hurt (Nasso)

In this week's version of The Torah Sparks Podcast, we discuss the painful reality of being a bar mitzvah boy and being the targe…

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June 3, 2022

Move Closer to Home (Bamidbar/Shavuos)

Besides for the price, there is a major difference between those who sit in the bleachers at a baseball game and those who sit cl…

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May 26, 2022

Don't Yell at the Screen (Bechukosai)

Did you ever yell at the screen during a climactic part of a movie? Did you expect that the actors on the screen would listen to …

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May 19, 2022

Humble Haughtiness (Behar)

In the latest episode of the Torah Sparks Podcast, we discusses the importance of being humble and "haughty" at the same time. Ho…

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Recent Blog Posts

Egg Prices Through the Roof (Pinchas)

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because egg prices were cheaper on the other side. If you didn’t laugh, that’s ok, it was meant to make y…

Housing Act of 1937 (Shelach)

Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937, often referred to as Section 8, authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords on behalf …

Growth Mindset (Bechukosai)

One of the few players to go straight from college baseball to the MLB was left-handed pitcher, Jim Abbot. Through the 1990s, Abbot played for the Angels…