Torah Sparks

Torah Sparks

Come along to find sparks of inspiration, meaning, purpose, and relevance in the simple day-to-day drag of life gleaned from lessons within the holy Torah.

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Oct. 22, 2021

Double Lock Your Car (Vayeira)

How many times do you press the lock button when leaving your car? If you lock them twice, then good for you! In this week's Tora…

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Oct. 15, 2021

Yiddel and The Band (Lech Lecha)

Quite often, you will listen to a song and have a hard time actually hearing and understanding the lyrics. In this week's podcast…

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Oct. 8, 2021

Slow Down (Noach)

In a world that was running from pleasure to pleasure, Noach found the fortitude to walk with G-d. In this week's podcast, we dis…

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Oct. 1, 2021

Shabbos on Mt. Everest (Bereishis)

How do people trek up 29,035 feet to the summit of Mt. Everest? Simple. They need to acclimatize to the changes in air pressure. …

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Sept. 27, 2021

The Dirty Welcome Mat (Vzos Habracha/Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah)

In this episode, we tip our hats to all of the Welcome Mats of the world, who despite getting dirty time and time again, always a…

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Sept. 15, 2021

Knock Knock I'm Here (Yom Kippur/Haazinu)

What are we doing when we knock on our chests, the seat of our hearts, literally hundreds of times during Yom Kippur? There is a …

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Sept. 10, 2021

Five-Year-Old Genius (Vayelech)

Curious how a little 5 year old girl was able to put the entire world back together? Wondering what this last sentence even means…

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Sept. 2, 2021

Nothing Like the Present (Nitzavim/Rosh Hashanah)

Studies have shown that on average, people check their phones a mindboggling 58 times a day (mostly during work hours)! How often…

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Aug. 26, 2021

The Crunchy Leaf (Ki Savo)

Is there anything more pleasurable in life then stepping on that perfectly crunchable dead leaf? How can we take inspiration from…

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Aug. 18, 2021

Instant Hot Noodle Soup (Ki Setzei)

One of the biggest debates in the world at large is whether or not it is called noodles or pasta. But whichever side of the aisle…

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Aug. 11, 2021

Double Bunker (Shoftim)

What is something that offers more protection than the Department of Homeland Security during a presidential visit? Tune in to th…

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Aug. 4, 2021

The Peekaboo Rhino (Re'eh)

For the last 2,000 years, Hashem has been playing a long game of "peekaboo" with us. We are waiting until the ultimate day when H…

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Recent Blog Posts

The Largest Domino Effect (Lech Lecha)

On August 6th, 2019 the human race achieved a feat never completed by mankind. I think part of the reason it was never achieved is because no one ever ev…

Head Start (Noach)

10 generations after the דור המבול, a new wicked generation arose, namely, the דור הפלגה – the generation of the dispersed. Besides for a handful o…

A Reckless 8 MPH (Ha'azinu)

Did you know that the first person ever convicted of speeding was driving a whopping 8 mph?! According to the Guinness World Records, on January 28, 1896…