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The Chief Rabbinate and Its Disgrace: Who Is an Exceptionally Great Sage?

13 Shevat 5777 – February 8, 2017
The Talmud teaches only when making a sincere effort to reduce the pain of fellow human beings can one be called a great person! Those who do follow this approach are unsuited to be religious leaders

5 Life-Changing Lessons From the Super Bowl

Five lessons from this past Sunday’s Super Bowl that are reflected in insightful quotes which, by virtue of their vision, mirror truths to be found in our own Jewish tradition

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Beshalach: The Sin of Nostalgia

11 Shevat 5777 – February 7, 2017
The role that God played towards the Jews in the desert was not far removed from that of a parent. While they were on the desert, He provided them with the challenges that would allow them to mature

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Speak Up!

8 Shevat 5777 – February 3, 2017
Whether it is a sefardi shul with enchanting makams, a Chassidic shteibel with fire and passion, or an Ashkenaz minyan with beautiful tunes and heartfelt tefillos – serving through silence just does not exist!

Valuing All People

Clearly, G-d has spritual goals and plans for the non-Jewish nations of the world.

Exposed to Kedusha – Parshat Bo

Why did the firstborn Egyptians die from the same experience that elevated the Israelite firstborns?

Shopping For Priestly Garments

Inspiring words from Rebbetzin Jungreis (zt"l) and an invitation to a :wedding:-yours.

The Real Treasure

7 Shevat 5777 – February 2, 2017
When G-d promised Avraham that his children would emerge from Egypt laden with great wealth, he was not referring to material wealth.

Siman 75 – Whether Litigants Must Specify Their Claims

Even if the litigant is sophisticated in matters of Jewish business law, he still must specify his pleadings.

Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself (Bava Batra 25b)

According to Rabbi Yosi, as long as one remains within the confines of one’s own property and one does not actively damage one’s neighbor’s property, one has the right to act as one wishes.

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part XI)

Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

A Slave To Fashion

The sad reality is that we have become slaves to the whims and fancies of people who do not share our understanding of the holiness of the individual, nor the greatness of the human.

Daf Yomi

Sanctity In The Margins ‘Its Length Shall Equal Its Circumference’ (Bava Basra 14a)

Bo: Did God Really Need Ten Plagues?

In this week's video, Rabbi Fohrman explores the 7th, the transitional, plague and argues that God played off of Pharaoh's ego to show Pharaoh, Egypt and the people of Israel only God is all-powerful

The Wrong School

I remembered the years of bringing up six teenage daughters. Of course they weren’t all teenagers at the same time but sometimes it definitely felt like it.

The Mission Of Submission

Why is the faculty of Shevat referred to as Le’ita instead of Achila?

A New Era

The lack of routine condemnation from the United States of Israel’s announced 2,500 new settlement houses is certainly encouraging.

Where Is Our Exodus?

Where is our Exodus? If the question is about miraculous salvation and the punishment of our enemies, I have no answer. If the question is a quest for experiencing greatness, the answer is the Mitzvot

The Necessity Of Asking Questions

Judaism is not a religion of blind obedience. Astonishingly of 613 commandments, there is no Hebrew word that means “to obey.” Judaism is the rarest of phenomena: a faith based on asking questions,

Parshas Bo

6 Shevat 5777 – February 1, 2017
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