The Holy Aish Kodesh, the Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto, teaches that since Rosh Hashana is the day we ate from the Tree of Knowledge, it’s also the day that we have to fix it. Everything boils down to this question: Is my body an extension of my soul? Or… is my body something different, something that covers my soul? The way we answer this question reverberates in all the worlds. Join me on an incredible journey in Torah learning and self-discovery. Happy New Year!!!
Your Friend, David
We all stand on the precipice of a new world, one that Hashem is looking to create with us. In this week’s talk, we discuss ways to bring about a wonderful new year loaded with revealed blessings for the good!
Imagine I’m a great baseball player and I go up to someone who is playing football, and I laugh at him and say, “You have no idea how to play baseball! I’m so much better than you!” Who is the fool? I am! Here he is playing football — and all I can think is that he is playing baseball incorrectly! Each of us has a completely different mission in this world. Yours is different from mine, and mine is different from yours. The problems start when we look at each other and think we are playing the same game. This is where all the judgements, jealousies and disconnects begin. There is a competition going on — but it is between you and your own potential. Be supportive of everyone around you. Their victory is your victory. Their joy is your joy. Their blessings are coming straight from Hashem. All of ours are. When we make room for each other, we complete ourselves.
Imagine wearing a raincoat in the shower. You wonder why you’re not getting wet — and you’re not even aware that you’re wearing a raincoat. There are certain blockages that are standing in our way with our relationship with God, and our lives in this world. In this week’s talk, we explore how to battle against the negative forces that try to undermine us in our quest for happiness and success.
If matzah is so great, why don’t we eat it all year? And if bread is so bad why do we eat it at all? In this week’s talk we talk about the creation of human beings and how imagination is the key to our realization — and how delusion is just one step away.
Now we are free. But free to do what? In this week’s talk, we discuss the Love / Freedom connection. How true freedom requires a plan, and the realization of that plan needs the exalted dimension of Oneness. If that doesn’t make complete sense yet — it will if you take a listen.
David Sacks Seder Cheat Sheet! Here is a special piece I wrote on the Haggadah!! Four Seder Meditations by David Sacks The Dzjikover Rebbe brings that the full gematria of matzah is…
From Zombies in Modern Movies to What to think about while eating Matzah, this week’s talk has lots of ideas to think about! Especially, a deep discussion about what Freedom is and isn’t and how we can get the most out of freedom’s end goal: being in a loving relationship with One who loves us the most.
Stop playing Double or Nothing with your self-worth! How many of us wager our self-esteem every day over worthless matters? In this week’s talk, we go deep and take an objective look at what this world really looks like and our essential role in it.
Transcendence is Built into the System
You are never alone. Even in the darkest of times. In this week’s talk, we look at how G-d finds ways to reach out to us even when we feel like He’s not there.
Latkes are holy? Come on! You can’t be serious! What about Jelly Donuts on Hanukah? Also, holy! Really?? Yes!! In this short talk (18 minutes) you will hear the connection between the manna that fell from heaven and the tradition of eating fried food on Chanukah.
An Audio Travelogue! Adventures from the Ukraine spending the last Shabbos of the year with the Baal Shem Tov and then Rosh Hashanah with Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. This was my first time to both, and here are some stories!
We’re in this forever. Let’s take three steps back and get the big picture. It’s all about relationships.
In this week’s talk, we get a user friendly view of how to approach prayer, avoid “expectation davening” and get in sync with our most Awesome Creator.
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4506870/jewish/13-Giant-Questions-and-a-Few-Little-Answers-for-the-High-Holidays.htm 13 Giant Questions (and a Few Little Answers) for the High Holidays By David Sacks The High Holidays take us on a journey to the deepest places. Here are some questions…
The Race to the New Year! All things are possible! In this week’s podcast we talk about the paradoxical offering that doesn’t bring atonement and yet, if you don’t bring it, you don’t receive atonement. And what does that have to do with LOVE. And how I can I love if I’m not even sure I like! Give a listen and all will be clear!
A practical guide to getting blessed with a great new year!