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Hashem’s Name

What we pronounce is very different from what we spell. It is like a kri u’kesiv, a word that is spelled one way in the Torah but which we have a mesorah to pronounce a different way.


People who endlessly pray for miracles tend to ignore the message of Moses' staff. They do not realize that each time Moses uses that staff he is pointing to an opportunity of self-transformation.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Shemot: Of Faith and Flexibility

While Moshe may have eventually become even greater than the avos, we must always strive for the faith of his predecessors and for the inner flexibility that such true faith brings with it.

Calling for Religious Unity Only Leads to Division

Nobody doubts that unity of the Jewish people is of crucial importance. Still, we have to ask ourselves if in all cases unity is really THE highest value to strive for.

Saying Tehillim The Right Way

How can we say Tehillim with more meaning?

‘Never Forget Your Mission’

Rebbetzin Jungreis, though no longer with us, remains a great resource of wisdom and inspiration. Please read and be reminded of the great honor and mission it is being a Jew.

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

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

Tenant Broker

When the landlord deposited Shalom's final rent check, it was refused for insufficient funds. He asked Shalom to make good on the rent.

The Greatness Of Man

When a tzaddik uses a part of the world, he provides that portion with its purpose in existence.

Daf Yomi

For Lack Of Funds ‘Merchants in Sura Are Not in Violation of…’ (Bava Metzia 111a)

The Dancing Goat

Each month is aligned with a mazel, with Teves matching up with G’di – also known as Capricorn the Goat. What do we know about goats?

How Was Yosef Married?

Many believe that Bnei Yisrael, prior to mattan Torah, only had a status of Yisrael l’chumrah.

Jewish Time

Only a civilization based on forgiveness can construct a future that is not an endless repetition of the past. That, surely, is why Judaism is the only civilization whose golden age is in the future.

Good Things Come in Threes

There are people who come over to help us give the babies a bath. We have all learned to do this in assembly line fashion. We could not do it all alone.

A Change Of Name, A Change Of Mazal

I happily assured her that I did in fact have no doubt that the change of name had a lot to do with their new status.

Jacob’s Gift

Jacob lives. He lives in all who can drop the heavy burden carried by all since Adam and Eve, the belief that our imperfections will block us from tasting Paradise.

Vayechi: Who is Joseph’s Real Father?

In this video, the last of the book of Genesis, Rabbi Fohrman explores Joseph's tension between his commitments to Jacob and Pharaoh, and the meaning of his choice to bury Jacob in Canaan.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Fly High!

We now have risen to an even higher world, and our perspective of the world is getting clearer.

Back Against The Wall

It was only Yehuda who stepped forward to protect Binyamin because he had committed himself to the cause.

The Jew’s Calling Card

Our sages ask, “Who is wise? He who can learn from every person.” Is that realistic? Jew and gentile, young and old, nasty and nice – can we really learn from everyone? Evidently, yes.

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

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

What’s Your Currency?

If we didn’t understand the implications of the moment, or if we didn’t view them as monumental, they would pass as any other of millions of events we live through.

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