Nothing is more effective to diminish envy than gratitude.
Culture is not nature. There are causes in nature, but only in culture are there meanings.
“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.”
Blind obedience is not a virtue in Judaism. God wants us to understand the laws He has commanded us
Israel shows the world that a people does not have to be large in order to be great.
The answers, though, were out there, waiting patiently and shimmering in the distance until the One with all the answers decided to enlighten us.
Edward was completely mystified, yet had no choice but to obey his captain’s orders.
When someone exercises power over us, they diminish us; when someone teaches us, they help us grow.
Parshat Masei: Rabbi Fohrman addresses the age-old question, are we our brother's keeper?
Ours is a small and intensely vulnerable people. Inspired, we rise to greatness. Uninspired, we fall
The enormity of Hiram’s accomplishments crazed him and deluded him into self-deification.
It was found to be a giant deer tick living in her head – with its claws in her scalp.
While daydreaming about finding the perfect job, I never expected to be rewarded in spades for my aforementioned experience.
Over the next 2 weeks covering portion Matot and Maasei, Rabbi Fohrman will bring order to confusion.
Our home is in the center of the Holy Land, surrounded by (what else?) green hills and valleys.
The negotiation between Moses and the tribes of Reuven and Gad is a model of conflict resolution.
The midrash says that Pinchas, (this parsha), and Eliyahu, prophet of Kings, are one and the same.
The simple act of kindness should be the reward itself. Anything more in the form of a reward is gravy.
Herman was speechless, yet the look in his eyes said it all. Indeed, his gratitude knew no bounds.
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.
What was the small act of Moshe talking to the rock meant to teach the people of Israel?
Is it possible for us to influence God?
It’s written, it says, with all the segulos for shalom bayis and you gave it as a gift to a chassan and kallah.
Thinking about how much we can do in comparison to what we have done serves as a corrective against pride and arrogance.
Are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naiveté?