Episodes

Do I Look Like a Carrot? (Bo)

Jan. 6, 2022

Strange title, I know. Aren't you curious what it's all about? Tune in to this week's Torah Sparks podcast to hear a fascinating story about a carrot and find out about the "claim-to-fame" of the Jewish people. Powered by: T…

Cup O Salvation (Va'eira)

Dec. 30, 2021

In this week's Torah Sparks episode, we talk about how long people spend consuming coffee, how we can focus more on the what's of life instead of the why's of life, and the importance of realizing that in soon time we will b…

The Sick Chihuahua (Shemos)

Dec. 23, 2021

Why did the guy get charged a fortune of money after taking his sick dog to the vet? What is the secret ingredient for any good flag? The words "And Yosef was in Mitrayim" belong in the Department of Redundancy Department. …

The Baby Mosquito (Vayechi)

Dec. 16, 2021

Have you ever wondered what gave the baby mosquito the courage to keep on flying? That's exactly right, because all the people were clapping for it! Little did the mosquito know that the people were trying to end its life. …

The City of Brotherly Love (Vayigash)

Dec. 9, 2021

Did you ever think about how much crime exists in the city that is called, "The City of Brotherly Love"? As of last year, Philadelphia had one of the highest murder rates among the top 10 largest cities in the United States.…

Don't Spike the Vase (Miketz/Chanukah)

Dec. 2, 2021

Humans are creatures of habit. But what if we were to go above and beyond? What if we were able to overcome our negative habits and become something bigger? What if... What if... The lighting of the Chanukah candles teaches …

Spirit Airlines Flight #NK433 (Vayeishev)

Nov. 25, 2021

Are you curious what happened on Spirit Airlines flight #NK433? Are you confused why you should be curious about what happened on Spirit Airlines flight #NK433? Are you now utterly bewildered what this episode description ha…

Just Passing Through (Vayishlach)

Nov. 18, 2021

Is This World an ends or a means? Honestly, what do you think? Your answer to this question will completely impact the way you approach life and conduct your daily activities. Tune in to this week's Torah Sparks podcast to f…

Everyone is on a Journey (Vayetzei)

Nov. 11, 2021

Life is full of movement. We are constantly going from point A to point B, and so on . How can we, despite all of life's movements, keep it together? How do remain steadfast in our religion and our faith? What is the bridge …

I am a Construction Worker (Toldos)

Nov. 5, 2021

Did you ever think you would be a part of the construction of the Bais Hamikdash? In this week's Torah Sparks podcast, we discuss the idea that every time we do a mitzvah, we are adding to the construction of the Third Templ…

Bargain Hunters (Chayei Sarah)

Oct. 28, 2021

How much do you love bargains? If you are like most people, you probably really enjoy getting a good bargain. Whether that means you get to save money to buy something else, or maybe you now have a good bargain hunt story to…

Double Lock Your Car (Vayeira)

Oct. 22, 2021

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 Torah Sparks podcast, we learn a fascinating lesson from Avraham Avinu to look twice at matters and…

Yiddel and The Band (Lech Lecha)

Oct. 15, 2021

Quite often, you will listen to a song and have a hard time actually hearing and understanding the lyrics. In this week's podcast episode, we go through the lyrics from "The Band" by Abie Rotenberg and show its message in as…

Slow Down (Noach)

Oct. 8, 2021

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 discuss the imperative nature of slowing down in the fast paced lifestyle of today's society. To s…

Shabbos on Mt. Everest (Bereishis)

Oct. 1, 2021

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. This is a basic survival skill. The same is true in the grand scheme of life. Successful people…

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

Sept. 27, 2021

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 are there to welcome us into the home. How does this all connect to Parshas Vzos Habracha and th…

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

Sept. 15, 2021

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 part of us - deep inside - waiting to unleash itself and express its holy vibes to the world. T…

Five-Year-Old Genius (Vayelech)

Sept. 10, 2021

Curious how a little 5 year old girl was able to put the entire world back together? Wondering what this last sentence even means? Tune in to this week's Torah Sparks podcast to find out. Also, there is a lot to learn from o…

Nothing Like the Present (Nitzavim/Rosh Hashanah)

Sept. 2, 2021

Studies have shown that on average, people check their phones a mindboggling 58 times a day (mostly during work hours)! How often, though, do we check ourselves - internally - for any updates? ... awkward head scratch ... T…

The Crunchy Leaf (Ki Savo)

Aug. 26, 2021

Is there anything more pleasurable in life then stepping on that perfectly crunchable dead leaf? How can we take inspiration from the crispiness of a Pringle chip? The word happy comes from the Latin root word hap , which me…

Instant Hot Noodle Soup (Ki Setzei)

Aug. 18, 2021

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 you reside on, we can all agree that Instant Hot Noodle Soups are the "lazy" way to go. Howeve…

Double Bunker (Shoftim)

Aug. 11, 2021

What is something that offers more protection than the Department of Homeland Security during a presidential visit? Tune in to this week's Torah Sparks podcast to find out! I will give you a hint, though. It rhymes with Elul…

The Peekaboo Rhino (Re'eh)

Aug. 4, 2021

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 He will remove His Hands from His Face and reveal His true identity. The world will be restored …

The Yellow "O" in Google (Ekev)

July 29, 2021

How much wood does a woodchuck actually chuck? Find out the actual answer by tuning in to this week's Torah Sparks podcast. We learn a fascinating life lesson from woodchucks as well as from Steve Jobs and his epic story wit…