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Born and raised in New York City, David Sacks attended Harvard College, graduating with a degree in Government in 1984. While there he began his comedy writing career as an editor of the school's humor magazine, The Harvard Lampoon. Upon graduating, David moved to Los Angeles and began writing for television. Among the shows he has worked for are The Simpsons, where he won an Emmy Award, and Third Rock from the Sun for which he won a Golden Globe Award and Malcolm in the Middle. David is the co-founder and Senior Lecturer of The Happy Minyan of Los Angeles. David is married and raises his family in Beverly Hills, CA.

Born and raised in New York City, David Sacks attended Harvard College, graduating with a degree in Government in 1984. While there he began his comedy writing career as an editor of the school's humor magazine, The Harvard Lampoon. Upon graduating, David moved to Los Angeles and began writing for television. Among the shows he has worked for are The Simpsons, where he won an Emmy Award, and Third Rock from the Sun for which he won a Golden Globe Award and Malcolm in the Middle. David is the co-founder and Senior Lecturer of The Happy Minyan of Los Angeles. David is married and raises his family in Beverly Hills, CA.
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Born and raised in New York City, David Sacks attended Harvard College, graduating with a degree in Government in 1984. While there he began his comedy writing career as an editor of the school's humor magazine, The Harvard Lampoon. Upon graduating, David moved to Los Angeles and began writing for television. Among the shows he has worked for are The Simpsons, where he won an Emmy Award, and Third Rock from the Sun for which he won a Golden Globe Award and Malcolm in the Middle. David is the co-founder and Senior Lecturer of The Happy Minyan of Los Angeles. David is married and raises his family in Beverly Hills, CA.

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A Chance To Begin Again

10/13/2019
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Expectations are everything! That's why it's so important to understand what this world is. This means being in synch with the core rhythm of life. In this week's talk, we discuss ways to stay connected to what is most real.

Duration:00:59:55

My Trip to Uman and The Baal Shem Tov

10/6/2019
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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!

Duration:00:40:55

Yom Kippur: The Great Day is Coming

10/6/2019
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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.

Duration:00:45:59

Forget Loving God — Let’s Start With Liking

9/22/2019
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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!

Duration:01:00:07

Creativity and God

9/15/2019
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Embracing your individuality and creativity within the Divine plan. In this week's talk, we talk about how to take the unique aspects of yourself and use them to turn life into art

Duration:00:56:58

I Want a BLESSED New Year!!

9/8/2019
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A practical guide to getting blessed with a great new year!

Duration:01:08:51

The Secret Ingredient is: LOVE

9/1/2019
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We begin our preparations for the New Year with this week's talk. Love is in the air, and we discuss how breakthroughs can be made when add that secret ingredient.

Duration:00:55:11

Sinning With God

8/25/2019
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Why are we at war with ourselves? Because our emotions and intellect are very far apart. In this week's talk, we discuss practical tools for unifying ourselves so that we can bring coherence to life's greatest challenges.

Duration:00:58:46

God is Lost Not Me

8/18/2019
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We make so many assumptions. For instance, who says there has to be a world at all? In this week's talk, we go deep into stripping away so many of the basic assumptions we make about our lives and what it means to exist at all.

Duration:00:32:09

The Confusing Nature of Tisha B’Av

8/10/2019
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Tisha B'Av has a duel nature. On the one hand, it is the saddest day of the year. On the other hand, our Sages teach that there is light contained within it that is of the Messianic level. How are we to react? And what does it tell us about living as Jews in general?

Duration:00:45:12

We’re all on a Journey – So, who’s your GPS?

8/4/2019
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You know when your GPS tells you to go the OPPOSITE way? Do you trust it? That's important because we're all on a journey. In this week's talk, we look into how the wisdom of the Torah can guide us through the mysteries of this world.

Duration:00:59:30

The Art of Torah, DNA and Destiny

7/28/2019
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The Torah is beautiful. Because it is infinite it can be accessed in so many ways including through art. In the shapes of the Hebrew letters we see the intersection of art and holiness. In this week's talk, though the lens of the Hebrew letters, we take a trip into the DNA of creation and travel from the Garden of Eden, to Mount Sinai, to the End of Days and the perfection of the world.

Duration:01:09:04

The Surprising Power of Mistakes

7/21/2019
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Fixing Mistakes is greater than Perfection. In this week's talk, we go deep into the role of free choice, destiny, and how the decisions we make influence how G-d works with us in terms of perfecting the world. Lots and lots in this one!

Duration:01:18:30

Keys To Life

7/14/2019
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In this week's talk, we propose a simple question to ask yourself: do you think it's possible, that over time, human beings will understand everything? We explore both sides, and show how this one simple question can open up gates to the Infinite.

Duration:00:53:34

Who Completes You?

7/7/2019
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No one leaves this world with half their desires fulfilled. That's an amazing truth about our lives the Rabbis teach us, and in this week's talk, we explore what that really means, and how to turn lacking into the greatest blessing.

Duration:00:50:41

Everything Goes By The Heart

6/30/2019
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The Heart is king.

Duration:00:53:59

What’s Wrong With Me?

6/23/2019
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Steve Jobs famously said, "Simple is hard." In this week's talk we drill down to the root of the root of all the problems in the world, as revealed by the great Hasidic Master Reb Tzadok HaCohen of Lublin. Get ready to go deep.

Duration:00:56:33

Are You Too Strict? PART TWO

6/16/2019
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Important tools for dealing with and ruling over your destructive impulses.

Duration:00:52:11

Are You Too Strict? PART ONE

6/11/2019
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The Path of the Soul is filled with landmines. One of the greatest is the temptation to be overly strict. Learn how to tell the difference between coming close and falling into a spiritual trap.

Duration:00:44:18