What’s the Attraction? – Sparks

What is it about a person that truly is attractive? Kabbalah says it‘s God. A beautiful man or woman is a channel for God‘s beauty in the world, just as a kind man or woman is a channel for God‘s kindness in the world. The only thing about a painting …

Sukkot: Recovering Our Childlike Joy – Sparks

I find the contrast of Sukkot next to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur amazing. We just spent 10 heavy days, from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur, immersed in intensive introspection, probing the depth of our souls to uncover our flaws and confront our mistakes, expressing heartfelt remorse for our wrongdoings …

What Really Happens On Rosh Hashanah? – Sparks

Rosh Hashana although referred to a day of judgment is actually an annual review. The English definition of “judgment” is not quite indicative of the true feel for the day because the theme of Rosh Hashanah is God’s compassionate manifestation of Avinu Malkeinu— “our Father, our King.” Perhaps it would …

The Waze of G-d – Sparks

“I (G-d) will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto you (Moses); and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him” (Deut. 18: 18) The Torah claims that G-d revealed Himself to the entire …