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Feb. 2, 2023

National Geographic: The Most Amazing Footage (B'shalach)

Have you ever wondered how National Geographic photographers are able to capture the most exquisite and picturesque footage? It's not their expensive cameras; rather, it's the risks that they are willing to take to get the br...

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Jan. 26, 2023

When There's a Will, There's a Way (Bo)

An elderly women struggles to let go of her fancy vase despite a blazing fire rapidly approaching. An egocentric football player gets stuck in his habitual norms. A fascinating approach in understanding "When there's a will, ...

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Jan. 19, 2023

Yogurt Explosions and Living with Passion | Special Guest: A. I. | Pa…

Yogurt seems to have a mind of its own. It always manages to get on your shirt, and occasionally in your eye. Did you know, yogurt contains live and active cultures? By now, I'm sure you've realized that in The …

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Jan. 12, 2023

The Secret Sauce of the Jewish People (Shemos)

There have been hundreds of nations that have come and gone throughout the ages, and many of them far bigger and stronger than the Jewish people. Yet, despite everything, the Jewish people have not only survived, but thrived....

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Jan. 5, 2023

Damar Hamlin and the Power of Unity (Vayechi)

On January 2, 2023, during Monday Night Football, an NFL player - Damar Hamlin - suffered a cardiac arrest which brought the entire game of football, the stadium, and most of the country to a standstill. In this week's episod...

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Dec. 29, 2022

Show Him the Real Boss (Vayigash)

Listen to a powerful story about a father's constant encouragement to his son and learn a valuable lesson for how to overcome the Yetzer Harah. Check out the Torah Sparks website at https://www.torahsparks.com/ for the latest...

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Dec. 22, 2022

Rhode Island and Providence Plantation (Miketz/Chanukah)

Ironically, the smallest state - Rhode Island - officially has the longest name: Rhode Island and Providence Plantation. In this week's episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast, we discuss the incredible lesson learned from this r...

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Dec. 15, 2022

Cutting on Action (Vayeishev/Chanukah)

Have you ever been cut off while driving? It's not fun, and naturally, we tend to feel anger and frustration. But what if we reframe our minds and think that this person is not really cutting me off, rather G-d …

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Dec. 8, 2022

Respect is Earned When No One is Looking (Vayishlach)

"Respect is Earned When No One is Looking" is the meaningful quote found on one of my tennis armbands. Many years prior to the manufacturing of this armband, though, Yaakov Avinu fought a battle when no one was looking, and …

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Dec. 1, 2022

The Claw Game (Vayetzei)

Have you ever wondered why the Claw Game at amusement parks are always filled with stuffed animals? Simple answer. Because no one ever wins. In this week's episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast, we reveal a secret for how to …

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Nov. 24, 2022

We Run and They Run (Toldos)

RUUUUUUUNN! This word is usually associated with online deals that you don't want to miss. But if you think about it, this word is very much associated with Parshas Toldos. Rivka had two children inside of her, each one runni...

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Nov. 17, 2022

Backbones and Worms (Chayei Sarah)

Backbones, worms, pencils, and more. In this week's episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast we attempt to connect all of these seemingly separate ideas, and emerge with a meaningful lesson to help us in our everyday lives. Check ...

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Nov. 10, 2022

The Proof is in the Pudding (Vayeira)

The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating. I'm sure you never heard this phrase before, even though this is actually the original phrase, as opposed to the more well-known, the "Proof is in the Pudding." In any case, …

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Nov. 3, 2022

Darwin's Monkey's (Lech Lecha)

Darwin spoke about humans and monkeys in a book called "The Descent of Man." In this week's episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast, we talk about the Torah's approach to life using the concept of, "The Ascent of Man." Check …

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Oct. 27, 2022

Down the Mountain (Noach)

Toddlers are notorious for saying, "Myself!" They love trying to do tasks all by themselves, with no help. It's cute and all, and even healthy for a toddler to behave this way. But grown adults who constantly live with a …

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Oct. 20, 2022

The Large Luminaries (Bereishis)

Besides for the words ex nihilo and firmament , my next favorite English-translated word in the book of Genesis (also, a great word) is luminaries . In this week's episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast, we discuss a masterful i...

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Oct. 6, 2022

Pulled Over for Speeding (Haazinu/Sukkos)

Did you know that the first person convicted of speeding was driving a whopping 8 mph? Times have surely changed! Like everything, though, there is an important lesson to be gleaned from this, and it connects with the Song of...

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Sept. 29, 2022

The Greatest City in America (Vayelech/Shabbos Shuva)

What is The Greatest City in America? Is this even a fair question? Tune in to this week's episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast to find out the truth about Teshuva and how Hashem's love for us is as real …

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Sept. 22, 2022

Writer's Block and Rosh Hashanah (Nitzavim/Rosh Hashanah)

In this week's episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast, we discuss how an experience of writer's block actually gave the writer inspiration of what to write about. We also talk about the significance of the number 458 and 581 and...

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Sept. 15, 2022

Roomba Got Stuck Again (Ki Savo)

There is an oft quoted saying, "Don't tell Hashem how big your problems are, rather, tell your problems how big Hashem is." How in the world does this idea connect to the Mitzvah of Bikkurim? And furthermore, how does the …

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Sept. 8, 2022

Travel the World in One Day (Ki Seitzei)

What is the fastest way to visit the Great Wall of China, the Statue of Liberty, and the Burj Khalifa all in the same day? All you need to do is take three steps back and three steps forward. If …

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Aug. 31, 2022

The Mysterious Light Switch (Shoftim)

Everyone has a light switch in their home that is mysterious; the members of the house have no idea what it controls. In this week's episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast, we talk about the unsolved mystery of the dead …

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Aug. 25, 2022

Bigger than a Rhino (Re'eh)

We can clean messages from anyone. Even from a little girl at the Baltimore Zoo? Yes, even from a little girl at the Baltimore Zoo. In this episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast, we explore the fundamental idea of realizing …

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Aug. 18, 2022

A Pound of Feathers (Eikev)

What is heavier, a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? You've probably heard this question before. Even if you've heard the answer before, you probably have not heard why this connects with Parshas Eikev. Tune in to this …

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