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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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Aug. 11, 2022

On Top of Mt. Everest (Va'eschanan)

What happened to the most stunning painting ever painted atop of Mt. Everest? What does this have to do with Shema Yisroel? And how does this all connect to Shabbos Nachamu and the idea of consolation? Tune in to this …

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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 episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast, we discuss the importance of not getting used to the darkne...

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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 episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast to hear about the spiritual power of hypervigilance and …

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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 The Torah Sparks Podcast, we discuss an epic story of a sail boat …

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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 daven so hard for something and Eliyahu Hanavi does not appear right in front of you with the …

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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 grunting noises. But did you ever stop for a moment and think about why tennis players grunt? …

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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 this? What's going on? Is there any connection? Tune in to this week's episode of …

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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 do talk about the importance of respecting others, as depicted in an amazing story with the Ruz...

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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 people or as mere objects. Is it correct to refer to the person behind the front desk as "the fr...

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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 target of fast moving projectiles in the form of soft candy. It is usually the boy who …

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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 closer to home plate. In this week's version of The Torah Sparks Podcast, the host discusses …

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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 your concerns? Were you subsequently "shushed" by the entire audience? This week, in The …

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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. How exactly does that work? Aren't they mutually exclusive? Tune in to find out more! This week, t...

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May 12, 2022

30 Day Pet Food Challenge (Emor)

Did you hear about the lady who challenged herself to eat pet food for an entire month? In this week's Torah Sparks podcast, we discuss this crazy story and how the period of Sefiras Haomer teaches us a lesson in …

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May 5, 2022

Skeleton in the Back Seat and Holiness (Kedoshim)

In this week's Torah Sparks podcast, the host discusses the notion of projection, namely, that -as humans - we tend to see others how we see ourselves. As such, if we see ourselves as bad, we will likely see others …

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April 27, 2022

Milk's Favorite Cookie (Acharei)

When Nabisco changed it's slogan for the famous Oreo cookie from America's Favorite Cookie to Milk's Favorite Cookie in 2004, no one thought this would be newsworthy enough to be featured in a Jewish podcast in 2022. Even mor...

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April 14, 2022

Please Remove Your Yeezys (Pesach/Passover 2022)

In this week's Torah Sparks podcast, we talk about the importance of detoxifying from all the sprays used to clean for Passover as well as the importance of realizing what it is that truly makes the Jewish people special. So...

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April 7, 2022

Dilation of the Pupil (Metzora/Shabbos Hagadol)

Did you know? The difference in size between your pupils, when they are most dilated vs. when they are least dilated, is 17 times! Tune in to this week's Torah Sparks podcast to hear an interesting perspective on the human …

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