Practical Judaism – Vayera

“Looking up, Abraham saw three men standing near him. As soon as he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to greet them.”
– Genesis 18:2

Procrastination isn’t a unique character flaw or a mysterious curse on your ability to manage time, but a way of coping with challenging emotions and negative moods induced by certain tasks — boredom, anxiety, etc.

“Procrastination is an emotion regulation problem, not a time management problem.”

-Dr. Tim Pychyl, professor of psychology (NYT, March 2019)

Welcome to the new season of the ‘Raising Holy Sparks’ podcast. This year, we will be focusing on Jewish concepts and will be experimenting with ways to take them out of the theoretical and turn them into the practical.
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Practical Judaism – Lech Lecha

“And you shall no longer be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham.” -Genesis 17:5

“Everyone has a share in the World To Come except for some, this includes the one who humiliates another in public and one who calls another by a derogatory name. Even if the victim has grown accustomed to being called that name in place of his name, and they are no longer humiliated by being called that name, since the intent was to insult them, the perpetrator’s punishment is severe.”
-Talmud, Baba Metzia 58b

Welcome to the new season of the ‘Raising Holy Sparks’ podcast. This year, we will be focusing on Jewish concepts and will be experimenting with ways to take them out of the theoretical and turn them into the practical.
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