Weekly Parshah Reflections – Vayetzei

In this week’s Torah portion of “Vayetzei”, we find a Jacob who is so focused on his journey to find himself a wife that he nearly misses an encounter with God. In what ways are we, too, like Jacob hurtling towards our future goals at the expense of missing out on the present?

Welcome to the “Raising Holy Sparks” podcast! Hope you enjoy these short weekly insights into the torah portion! This week we dive deep into the Parshah of Vayetzei. Continue reading “Weekly Parshah Reflections – Vayetzei”

Weekly Torah Portion – Toldot

This weeks torah portion of “Toldot”, we find an Isaac that is both innovator and also traditionalist. As he is travelling, Isaac discovers the wells dug by his father Abraham. He re-opens them and maintains the names that his father had given them. He then goes on to dig three new wells of his own.

Welcome to the “Raising Holy Sparks” podcast! Hope you enjoy these short weekly insights into the torah portion! This week we dive deep into the Parshah of Toldot. Continue reading “Weekly Torah Portion – Toldot”

Weekly Torah Portion – Chayei Sarah

This weeks torah portion of “Chayei Sarah” opens with the death of Sarah and concludes with the death of Abraham. Ishmael, the forgotten son, reunites with Isaac to bury their father. The Jewish tradition seems to despise figures like Ishmael and Esau. Why?

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Weekly Parshah Reflections – Vayera

What are the connections between laughing and crying? It’s all just air and water.. shortness of breath in our lungs and tears in our eyes. This weeks Torah portion of “Vayera” has two pivotal stories involving these actions. A reminder of the importance of showing how we are feeling.

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Weekly Parshah Reflections – Lech Lecha

This week, we look at the parshah of Lech Lecha – of Abraham’s journey to the land that God will show him. This section raises interesting questions about ownership of land.. but perhaps that is the wrong question.

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Premier of Season Two of the ‘Raising Holy Sparks’ Podcast

In this opening episode of Season 2 of the ‘Raising Holy Sparks’ podcast, we begin our adventure into the weekly torah portions with the first parshah of Beresheit from the Book of Genesis.

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