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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.

On the Torah Sparks website, you can listen to The Torah Sparks Podcast, watch motivational videos, and read exciting blog posts.

Recent Episodes

Good Chicken Sandwiches (Vayakhel/Pekudei)

March 16, 2023

The claim to fame of the Jewish people is so much more than just our ability to make "good chicken sandwiches." We were given the secret recipe to be able to live a life of great purpose, meaning, and vitality. Tune in to th…

The Art of Magna Tiles (Ki Sisa)

March 9, 2023

If you enjoy playing with your child's toys, that's ok. You are not alone. Research has shown that when adults play with toys, it actually reduces stress. But all stress aside, there is a lesson to be learned from here; a le…

Make Sure YOU Come (Tetzaveh)

March 2, 2023

We do a lot of things. We daven, we learn, we do chessed. But instead of just going through the motions, we need to strive to live with emotions. The element of "you" is perhaps the single-most important aspect of living the…

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Jew (Terumah)

Feb. 23, 2023

As a creature that spends most of its time in the air, birds are quite unrelatable to us human beings. Yet, for some reason, Jewish wisdom teaches that the Jewish people are actually compared to birds. In this week's episode…

Red Pens and the Power of Seeing the Good (Mishpatim)

Feb. 16, 2023

If you have a negative association with red pens, you are not alone. Research has shown that when teachers use red ink pens to mark tests, it gives us sad, angry, and negative vibes. In this week's episode of The Torah Spark…

Kodak's Failure: A Lesson in Complacency (Yisro)

Feb. 9, 2023

There was nothing about Kodak filing for bankruptcy in 2012 that made it a "Kodak Moment." It was a moment of disaster and great failure for what was, one of the leading companies in the photograph industry. Kodak suffered f…

Recent Blog Posts

A Tu B'Shvat Message: Don't Be Afraid to Prune!

It is Tu B'Shvat, and after all, you humans are celebrating me and my extended family. If I can offer just a thought to you, it would be this:

ChatGPT and the New Harvard Study on Relationships

In November 2022 (just 2 months ago), OpenAI released an AI artificial intelligence chatbot system, called ChatGPT, an incredibly powerful tool has been …

Wagon Wheel Effect (Bereishis 2022)

We have all observed the strange visual phenomenon of a car’s wheels appearing to spin backwards even though the car is actually moving forward! Th…