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The Siddur

29 Iyyar 5774 – May 29, 2014
“Daddy,” I exclaimed, “Is this how you daven?” Daddy’s response was a hearty laugh. I felt so proud of myself.

Breakfast And Happiness (Conclusion)

23 Iyyar 5774 – May 22, 2014
Separating fun from happiness can liberate, regarding (a) time, (b) money and (c) jealousy.

Bamidbar: Who Cares About Geneology?

Rabbi Fohrman gives us insight into what it truly means to be a teacher.

A Long Night’s Journey

22 Iyyar 5774 – May 21, 2014
There were two pokerfaced police officers standing at our door.

Bechukoti: Why Would God Curse His People?

16 Iyyar 5774 – May 15, 2014
In this week's parsha a stark choice is presented: follow God and live, or abandon Him and die.

The Ups And Downs Of Summer

15 Iyyar 5774 – May 14, 2014
She always had a smile, and put her best foot forward – as hard as that might have been.

Shomer Pesayim Hashem

9 Iyyar 5774 – May 8, 2014
In fact, if the Mother of the Year Award featured a category for best worrier, I would be a major contender.

Behar: Why Does Land have to Rest?

What does it mean, conceptually, to see Shabbat in different worlds?

Lost Shidduchim

2 Iyyar 5774 – May 1, 2014
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.

‘Be Not Afraid Of Greatness’

God’s “name” is therefore His standing in the world. Do people acknowledge Him, respect Him, honor Him?

Parsha Emor: Is There A Shabbat In Other Realms?

Rabbi Fohrman makes a fascinating argument about how Shabbat works and shows that there are shabbatot in different realms.

Breakfast And Happiness (Part VII)

25 Nisan 5774 – April 24, 2014
People expectantly go through their lives awaiting the event that will make them happy.

Tehillim Is A Very Powerful Tool

In disbelief the doctors said it was not their doing but rather a true miracle that such a choleh could survive this illness.

A Place Called Crown Heights

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.”

Followership

The very act of learning in rabbinic Judaism is conceived as active debate, a kind of gladiatorial contest of the mind.

Kedoshim: How Can I Find True Love?

Rabbi Fohrman explains how the Torah provides the building blocks of true love.

To Ask Is To Grow

15 Nisan 5774 – April 14, 2014
In Judaism, to be without questions is a sign not of faith, but of lack of depth.

What I Leaned From Playing Poker

Two husbands were there to instruct us in Texas hold ‘em – and we needed them.

My Father’s Photograph Of ‘Divine Providence’

11 Nisan 5774 – April 10, 2014
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?

Acharei Mot: The (Surprising) Point of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is called one of the days of awe. What does awe have to do with forgiveness for our sins?

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