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Shabbos Mevorchim Sivan

24 Iyyar 5777 – May 19, 2017
The lush greens nourished by the healing rains of Iyar heighten our anticipation of the approaching Yom Tov that established us for all time as a holy nation, beholden to and beloved by our Creator.

Parshat Behar-Bechukotai

True repentance requires a confession that enables the sinner to focus totally on his own errors.

Everybody’s Doing It

23 Iyyar 5777 – May 18, 2017
This may sound myopic and cloistered, but it is based on a fundamental understanding of the human. To remain pure in an impure world, we need to create our own world.

Behar: Why Does Land Have To Rest?

In this week's video, we look at Pesach, Shmita and Yovel and ask, where do we see Shabbat, and why does it matter?

What Is Inside Of Us

22 Iyyar 5777 – May 17, 2017
The laws of the Sabbatical year allow for some questioning even while demanding faith. How can one believe even while questioning?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Behar-Bechukotai: The Final Step to Holiness

Behar is primarily about ways to prevent Jews from descending into cycles of poverty; Bechukotai reinforces the laws of Vayikra by spelling out the consequences of following or not following the laws

Emor: The Omer and Peak Potential

16 Iyyar 5777 – May 12, 2017
Thoughts on Emor, Omer, and becoming a better you!

The Beauty Of The Beast

16 Iyyar 5777 – May 11, 2017
What is it that makes an ox special? In what way should we emulate it?

Sefiras HaOmer : Why We Count, What We Count

The lives of Jews in Mitzrayim were defined by misery and suffering. They had no rights. They had no life.

Emor: What Sabbath Is All About

In this video, Rabbi Fohrman makes a fascinating argument about how Shabbat works and shows that there ARE Shabbatot in different realms.

Parshat Emor: While Still Fresh and Warm

This nameless man, born in scandal to a Jewish mother and Egyptian father not a member of any tribe, brought his claim to Moses who ruled against him. He was Jewish, but he had no place in camp or the world

Are Our Bodies Metaphors for Our Souls?

13 Iyyar 5777 – May 9, 2017
Granting that bodies and souls are sometimes mismatched, are we comfortable saying in absolute terms that sheker hachein v’hevel hayofi (grace is falsehood and beauty is meaningless)? Are bodies and souls assigned to one another at random?

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Don’t Miss Out

10 Iyyar 5777 – May 5, 2017
A slave must fulfill his master's command without cutting any corners.

Falling, But Never Fallen

When we improve our shemiras Shabbos, we are taking steps to bring redemption and Moshiach closer.

Systems Of Human Perfection

9 Iyyar 5777 – May 4, 2017
Hashem imprinted into the essence of each animal all the instincts necessary for its survival as well as for the continuation of its species.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Kedoshim: The Ten Commandments’ New Spin

With the 10 Commandments, G-d is described as the One who took the Jews out of Egypt. In Parshat Kedoshim, He is described simply as being "holy." Both phrases set the tone for the list that follows.

When Earth Touches Heaven – Constant Contact

8 Iyyar 5777 – May 3, 2017
Shabbat, when we separate ourselves from so much of our earthly concerns and focus on our highest aspirations, we find the holiness that allows our earth to rise so high as to kiss the heavens.

The Art Of Instruction

3 Iyyar 5777 – April 28, 2017
It was not enough for the Kohen to offer his ruling; he also had to instruct and guide.

Warning: Lashon Hara Kills

2 Iyyar 5777 – April 27, 2017
As great as he was, and as much as he accepted every word of the Torah as completely true, on some level it wasn’t 100 percent real to him.

Shabbos Rental

Use of the hall on Motzaei Shabbos is a separate rental that carries an additional $250 payment. You were supposed to notify me if you wanted to use the hall also on Motzaei Shabbos.

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