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Picture Perfect

11 Av 5774 – August 6, 2014
The answers, though, were out there, waiting patiently and shimmering in the distance until the One with all the answers decided to enlighten us.

The Orphan’s Prayer

5 Av 5774 – July 31, 2014
Edward was completely mystified, yet had no choice but to obey his captain’s orders.

Moses: Leading And Teaching

When someone exercises power over us, they diminish us; when someone teaches us, they help us grow.

Masei: Why Is The End of Bamidbar So Anticlimactic? Part II

28 Tammuz 5774 – July 25, 2014
Parshat Masei: Rabbi Fohrman addresses the age-old question, are we our brother's keeper?

Leadership In Time Of Crisis

Ours is a small and intensely vulnerable people. Inspired, we rise to greatness. Uninspired, we fall

A Humbling Lesson (Part II)

The enormity of Hiram’s accomplishments crazed him and deluded him into self-deification.

The Ups And Downs Of Summer

27 Tammuz 5774 – July 24, 2014
It was found to be a giant deer tick living in her head – with its claws in her scalp.

The Test And The Reward

While daydreaming about finding the perfect job, I never expected to be rewarded in spades for my aforementioned experience.

Matot: Why Is The End of Bamidbar So Anticlimactic?

20 Tammuz 5774 – July 17, 2014
Over the next 2 weeks covering portion Matot and Maasei, Rabbi Fohrman will bring order to confusion.

The Beauty Of Green

Our home is in the center of the Holy Land, surrounded by (what else?) green hills and valleys.

Prescriptions For Conflict Resolution

The negotiation between Moses and the tribes of Reuven and Gad is a model of conflict resolution.

Parshat Pinchas: What Does It Mean To Be Zealous For God?

13 Tammuz 5774 – July 11, 2014
The midrash says that Pinchas, (this parsha), and Eliyahu, prophet of Kings, are one and the same.

Returning The Kindness

13 Tammuz 5774 – July 10, 2014
The simple act of kindness should be the reward itself. Anything more in the form of a reward is gravy.

The ‘Chance’ Encounter

6 Tammuz 5774 – July 3, 2014
Herman was speechless, yet the look in his eyes said it all. Indeed, his gratitude knew no bounds.

A Journey Worth Taking

29 Sivan 5774 – June 26, 2014
A few seats away, I noticed a man with a Mishnah in hand, talking intently into a cell phone. I soon realized the man was participating in a Daf Yomi shiur, utilizing his traveling time well.

Chukat: Was Hitting the Rock So Horrible?

What was the small act of Moshe talking to the rock meant to teach the people of Israel?

Korach: Can We Influence God?

22 Sivan 5774 – June 19, 2014
Is it possible for us to influence God?

The Lost Mezuzah

It’s written, it says, with all the segulos for shalom bayis and you gave it as a gift to a chassan and kallah.

A Humbling Lesson (Part I)

Thinking about how much we can do in comparison to what we have done serves as a corrective against pride and arrogance.

Shelach: Is Hope Irrational?

15 Sivan 5774 – June 13, 2014
Are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naiveté?

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