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Some Of The Myriad Miracles Of This War

An interview was overheard in which an Arab asked a Hamas commander: "What's the problem? Why aren't you hitting your targets? Don't you know how to aim?" To which he was answered: "We know how to aim very well. We are experts. But their G-d moves the missiles."

A Humbling Lesson (Part III)

Nothing is more effective to diminish envy than gratitude.

Defining Reality

Culture is not nature. There are causes in nature, but only in culture are there meanings.

Miracles In The Maternity Ward

“But they told me to come in today,” she said. They gave me this date months ago. It’s not my fault if it’s the wrong day.”

First, You Must Listen

Blind obedience is not a virtue in Judaism. God wants us to understand the laws He has commanded us

The Fewest Of All Peoples

Israel shows the world that a people does not have to be large in order to be great.

Picture Perfect

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

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

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

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?

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?

The midrash says that Pinchas, (this parsha), and Eliyahu, prophet of Kings, are one and the same.

Returning The Kindness

The simple act of kindness should be the reward itself. Anything more in the form of a reward is gravy.

The ‘Chance’ Encounter

Herman was speechless, yet the look in his eyes said it all. Indeed, his gratitude knew no bounds.

A Journey Worth Taking

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?

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.

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