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Aleph Beta: Va’era: Seeing God In Science‏

24 Tevet 5775 – January 14, 2015
Rabbi Fohrman asks about an interesting name of God and leads a whirlwind tour of modern cosmology

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vaera

Moshe viewed his speech impediment as part of his core identity and his intrinsic human imperfection

The Irrelevance of the People

22 Tevet 5775 – January 13, 2015
But a rally has no effect on the terrorists themselves. In truth, it validates what they have done.

The Hidden Inner Compass

22 Tevet 5775 – January 12, 2015
The midwifes rejecting Pharoah's command is the first recorded incident of civil disobedience

Our Guiding Light

19 Tevet 5775 – January 9, 2015
You know that you are strangers in a foreign land. You recognize that you stem from a different culture.

Parshas Shemos: Focusing On The Forest Of Judaism

In reality, there is no such thing as an unimportant detail, an unimportant mitzvah.

Just For Raising A Hand

18 Tevet 5775 – January 8, 2015
Why is it necessary to perform an aveirah punishable by lashes in order to be deemed a legal rashah and be pasul l’eidus m’d’Oraisa?

Kaddish For My Father

When my father died suddenly when I was newly married there was no one who had to say Kaddish for him. I am one of four daughters and he had no brothers.

Your Mission; Choose To Accept It

You are up to the task of being the emissary of Hashem, if you choose to. However, the choice is yours.

Daf Yomi

A Kohen Of Choice ‘A Deaf-Mute, A Mentally Challenged Person, A Minor…’ (Yevamos 99b)

Your Middos Are Killing You

How did their hatred toward the Jews make their own lives disgusting? It’s the Jews they hated, not themselves.

Q & A: Arabs Circumcise At 13 (Part VII)

Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity. M. Goldman (Via E-mail)

Aufruf Cake

A few days, Mrs. Feldman called back. "I would prefer a nice cake rather than the chocolate."

‘I’m Not A Crisis’

“Surely,” my family insisted, “there must be someone suitable for you. You can’t be so picky."

Where There Is No Humanity, Assert Yours

"He looked this way and that way" means Moses looked within to see whether he was Egyptian or Jewish

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Shemot

God wants man to maximize benefit from Creation only in ways that don’t compromise spiritual health

Aleph Beta: Shmot: Does God Really “Love” Us?‏

Rabbi Fohrman explores a midrash about God's names in this week's parsha

Civil Disobedience

The first recorded instance of civil disobedience is the story of Shifra and Puah, defying Pharaoh

When Intelligent Design Doesn’t Seem So Smart

Pop culture teaches "thought creates reality;" Chassidut: “Divinity's a given,reality's a novelty”

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