Appreciate that Pesach is NOT meant to end on the seventh day, but at Shavuot. With that in mind, we need to work harder to accept making the days of sefirat ha-omer into days akin to chol ha-moed
After living as slaves for so many years, we could now be transformed into avdei Hashem - Hashem's slaves.
We have lost the idea of what it is to give ourselves to Hashem with totality and completeness.
So am I deserving of honor? The body I occupy sure is; just look at what it can do. But I am that little guy inside – small, insignificant, unimportant.
Vayikra, "He called," ends with a mini-Aleph, teaching us that Moses could hear the Call because he learned at Sinai to listen to the other side of silence, the world's smaller sounds and the people he led
In this video, Rabbi Fohrman contrasts the Torah's perspective of power and justice to the philosophy of Richard Nixon's famous line - "When the president does it, it is not illegal."
There is likely some connection between the prohibition of chametz on the altar and the chametz which is more likely on our minds as we rid our homes of this most challenging foodstuff.
On Shabbat we will read of two events that took place on the first of Nisan.
The comfort and chizuk these wives offered their husbands, uplifting their morale, did not escape our all-seeing Father in heaven.
Anyone from any tribe can rise to greatness so long as he or she has the vision, drive, and talent.
While this is a beautiful illustration of the giving nature of a tzaddik, there is as subtle message here: the man stole a spoon from the Chofetz Chaim. How was that possible?
"The Lord settles lonely individuals into the House (Psalms 68:7)." His House that "dwells in the heart of each individual" is meant to provide a place for the lonely; those disconnected from themselves
Both the mishkan and Shabbat are in this week's parsha. What is the thematic, conceptual connection between the two?
From the beginning of the building project, the financial and physical contribution of all Jews was sought. There was a need to show that the Torah’s tabernacle was where all Jews stand equal before God
The Red Cow which was completely burnes symbolizes the eradication of one's past.
It is difficult to begin to do teshuvah as if the geula is imminent when we do not really think that it will happen.
In this video, Rabbi Fohrman focuses on a bizarre question that Moshe asks God, "Why God, should you be angry at your people?" and reminds us that God and the nation of Israel are attached by destiny
Klal Yisrael was living in the desert. They neither worked for a living nor had any use for money. All their needs were taken care of.
Directing us in the right direction like a compass, teachings on the Parshat Ki Tisa from Rabbi Weinberg
Paradoxically, the sin of the calf ended up strengthening Moshe and the Jewish people with a new consciousness.
The whole purpose of any holiday is for one to separate from the vanities of the world and [cling] to Hashem and His Torah.
Granted, these might be additional reasons to celebrate, but isn’t life a much greater reason?
Whether it's cabbage or Kohenic clothing,the recipe of colors Scarlet, Purple, and Turquoise render impressive results.
Man is attracted to the short cut that the supernatural road provides; there is a place for the supernatural in God’s world. It is tucked away under lock and key not for us to use.
We must aim our tefillos like an intercontinental Ballistic Missile and send it straight to the Kodesh Hakedashim.