Are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naiveté?
As I listed the litany of tragedies, as I perceived them, my mother responded by saying: “Who’s had a terrible life? I’ve had a wonderful life. I had your father for 40 years until he was taken from us. I had you and your brother. I lived to see grandchildren.”
Rabbi Fohrman delves deeper into the Priestly Blessing and its relevant lessons
Our son-in-law e-mailed tickets for us to print out and bring along to allow us admittance. Simple enough.
Is parsha Naso teaching us how we should treat our children?
“Daddy,” I exclaimed, “Is this how you daven?” Daddy’s response was a hearty laugh. I felt so proud of myself.
Separating fun from happiness can liberate, regarding (a) time, (b) money and (c) jealousy.
Rabbi Fohrman gives us insight into what it truly means to be a teacher.
There were two pokerfaced police officers standing at our door.
In this week's parsha a stark choice is presented: follow God and live, or abandon Him and die.
She always had a smile, and put her best foot forward – as hard as that might have been.
In fact, if the Mother of the Year Award featured a category for best worrier, I would be a major contender.
What does it mean, conceptually, to see Shabbat in different worlds?
Put a coin in the Meir Baal Haness box every day and ask Reb Meir Baal Haness to find the lost kallah,” Ella told me.
God’s “name” is therefore His standing in the world. Do people acknowledge Him, respect Him, honor Him?
Rabbi Fohrman makes a fascinating argument about how Shabbat works and shows that there are shabbatot in different realms.
People expectantly go through their lives awaiting the event that will make them happy.
In disbelief the doctors said it was not their doing but rather a true miracle that such a choleh could survive this illness.
I vowed that when I would grow up, I would speak Yiddish to my kinderlach and I would move to “a place called Crown Heights.”
The very act of learning in rabbinic Judaism is conceived as active debate, a kind of gladiatorial contest of the mind.
Rabbi Fohrman explains how the Torah provides the building blocks of true love.
In Judaism, to be without questions is a sign not of faith, but of lack of depth.
Two husbands were there to instruct us in Texas hold ‘em – and we needed them.
As his bomber lost altitude with the ground rushing up, my father remembered his last thought: “How am I going to get out of this?
Yom Kippur is called one of the days of awe. What does awe have to do with forgiveness for our sins?