“I don’t speak because I have the power to speak; I speak because I don’t have the power to remain silent” – Rabbi A.Y. Kook This quote embodies the depth of love every Jew needs to feel for another. The connection between Jews is instinctive, therefore one has no choice […]

‪#‎PARSHA‬ ‪#‎BO‬ ‪#‎SPARK‬ Different Strokes for Different Folks And so that you may relate in the ears of your son and your son’s son that I made mockery of Egypt and my signs that I placed among them – that you may know that I am Hashem. (Ex. 10:2) God sent 10 […]

I saw a beautiful insight about Hoshana Raba, hitting the aravos, and Simchas Torah. Hoshana Raba, the seventh day of Succos, is represented by Dovid HaMelech (King David). His contribution to the Jewish people was his Tehilim (Psalms), words that have touched the Jewish heart for thousands of years. The […]

ASERES YIMEI TESHUVA ‪#‎10DAYS‬ ‪#‎TESHUVA‬ ‪#‎TISHREI‬ ‪#‎SPARK‬ A baby must cry out to his mother when he is dirty and needs to be cleaned. The mother won’t come unless she hears the infant’s desperate cries for help. And the same is true of us and our “Mother.” Gd comes to clean us only after […]

3 LEVELS OF FORGIVENESS ‪#‎FORGIVENESS‬ ‪#‎ELUL‬ There are three Hebrew synonyms: “Selichah,” “Mechilah,” and “Kapparah,” all related to the idea of “forgiveness.” What does each mean? ‪#‎SELICHA‬ usually translated as “forgiveness” is the first step which must be taken if someone has committed a sin, whether it be against G-d or against Man. […]

JUST APOLOGIZE ‪#‎APOLOGIZE‬ ‪#‎MECHILAH‬ ‪#‎ELUL‬ ‪#‎SPARK‬ Sincerely apologizing is the best way to overcome the resentment and negative feelings of someone who is angry with you. However, at times it can be very difficult to apologize. When you tell yourself, “Just apologize,” it can become easier. If you really did something wrong, you have […]

Our assignment for the next 3 weeks is quite simple: LOVE YOUR FELLOW JEW! Black Hat, White Hat, Straw Hat, Velvet Yarmulka, Knitted Yarmulka, No Yarmulka, Skirts, Pants, Shaytal, Hat, No Head Covering, Black, White, Syrian, Sephardic, Ashkenaz, Persian, American, Israeli, Religious, Not Religious, Chassidish, Modern Orthodox, Unaffiliated, etc. The […]