Chanukah: The Light of Love

Imagine you walk into a magic store where they sell special flashlights equipped with magic lights of different kinds. For example, you can buy the light of science, and when you point that flashlight at your hand, you see not a hand, but cells and blood vessels and tendons and …

Real Love Means Embracing Conflict – Sparks

The Torah (Bible) teaches us that Jacob went to the house Laban, his uncle, and dwelt there for many years. He married Rachel and Leah, Laban’s daughters, and had eleven sons there. After years of struggling with Laban constantly deceiving him he finally left to return home and face Esau …

Does God Feel and Share Our Pain?

Jeff: Ken I’m sorry, I can’t publish your book, the story’s convoluted; just not credible. Ken: Jeff, I’ve poured hours into this story. Where’d I go wrong? Jeff: Great authors know and not know the end of their story. They write from two opposite points of view — the author’s …

To Really Get It You Have To Let Go – Sparks

Abraham spent his whole life teaching the message of the G-d of love and protesting against the idolaters’ cruel practice of sacrificing their children. Why would G-d ask Abraham to sacrifice his son? How would he ever face the world after committing the same crime as idolaters? Imagine the scandalous …