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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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.

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 Vayera. Continue reading “Weekly Parshah Reflections – Vayera”