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In The Beginning

25 Tishri 5776 – October 7, 2015
After all, many sinners live in mansions, and in the post-Holocaust era it’s impossible to conclude that those who suffered sinned.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Bereshit II

‘God doing exactly as He planned’ does not mean that all occurred without any ambivalence & tension.

The Last Eight Pesukim

20 Tishri 5776 – October 2, 2015
Tosafos quotes an explanation from R’ Meshulem that the halacha requires that the one who is called up to the Torah for those pesukim must read them himself and cannot have a baal korei read them for him.

The King, The Kapparah, And The Cloud

‘You shall dwell in booths (sukkos) for seven days because I caused the Jewish People to dwell in booths when I took them from the land of Egypt.’

To Pierce The Clouds

Judaism stipulates that not only does Hashem reveal Himself to the prophets, but to all creation.

You Can’t Help Me; You Can’t Harm Me

19 Tishri 5776 – October 1, 2015
If you were the most generous, loving person in the world, and you were completely devoted to help me, if my time on this planet is up there is nothing that you can do to change that; any human is powerless to change my destiny.

Aleph Beta: V’Zot Habracha: Moses’ Farewell To Israel, Part 3/3

Are we, through our prayers, able to convince God to change the course of history?

Sukkot: Secret To Happiness

14 Tishri 5776 – September 27, 2015
Why is Sukkot deemed the ultimate holiday of happiness and joy?

Boundless Boundaries

13 Tishri 5776 – September 25, 2015
The Sukkah is the place from which we venture into the world, applying Torah to all aspects of life.

Don’t Just Sit There

For the most part, we don’t usually experience a great revelation from performing a mitzvah.

Fulfilling Kiddush Hashem

12 Tishri 5776 – September 24, 2015
The common theme between these two situations is that they are defined as acts of Kabbalat Ol Malchut Shamayim, accepting the yoke of Heaven.

Your Gashmius Is My Ruchnius

“More than what the rich man does for the poor man is what the poor man does for the rich man” (Midrash Rabbah, Rus 5:9).

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Haazinu

Haazinu encourages Jews in times of national emergency & documents our eternal connection to God

Ha’azinu: Moses’ Farewell To Israel, Part 2/3‏

Rabbi Fohrman delves into psalm 90 connecting it to stories from Torah & the building of the Mishkan

The True Meaning Of Teshuvah

8 Tishri 5776 – September 21, 2015
Said the Ba’al Shem Tov “God is also crying. For as much as He looks for us, we rarely look for Him”

Teshuva Through Unity

6 Tishri 5776 – September 18, 2015
Consider this: Why should Hashem accept our teshuva when we often repeat the same aveiros year after year?

Confession: Good For The Soul

Rambam says that when the sinner approaches Hashem he expresses Chatati Aviti Pashati; I think I am Mayzid but perhaps I acted B’Shogeg.

A Diamond With A Flaw

5 Tishri 5776 – September 17, 2015
The answer to the question on Rashi seems to be that the namesakes of the shevatim were in fact men of unimaginable greatness,

The Mitzvah Of Hak’hel

The Minchas Chinuch writes that although it seems that gathering in the Beis Hamikdash is necessary, perhaps the mitzvah can be performed anywhere in Yerushalayim.

Yom Kippur: Dress Rehearsal Of Sorts

The precision required and the time constraints imposed make the High Priest’s task almost humanly impossible.

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