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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.

Shelach: Is Hope Irrational?

Are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naiveté?

A Tale Of Two Pigeons

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.”

Parsha Behaalotchea: A Guide For…Parenting? Part II

Rabbi Fohrman delves deeper into the Priestly Blessing and its relevant lessons

Fasten Your Seat Belts!

Our son-in-law e-mailed tickets for us to print out and bring along to allow us admittance. Simple enough.

Parshat Naso: A Guide For…Parenting?

Is parsha Naso teaching us how we should treat our children?

The Siddur

“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)

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

There were two pokerfaced police officers standing at our door.

Bechukoti: Why Would God Curse His People?

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

She always had a smile, and put her best foot forward – as hard as that might have been.

Shomer Pesayim Hashem

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

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)

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.

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