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Redeeming Relevance on the Weekly Parsha: Emor

With ubiquitous texting, social media, & email, society is mislead to think that words are ephemeral

Love Your Neighbor… Really?

13 Iyyar 5775 – May 1, 2015
It's an interesting idea, that love is illustrated by understanding another's needs.

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem: ‘Making’ Shabbos

"Keeping" Shabbos means to guard it and make sure to keep every aspect and detail of it.

Iyar: Bagels And Bridges

12 Iyyar 5775 – April 30, 2015
Pesach is a time when we can grow in this perspective. But merely spending a week working on something will not leave any lasting impression on us.

Honor, Awe And Reverence B’Yachad

Morah for a parent is connected to shemiras Shabbos because the Shechina shines on, and through, the Sabbath.

The Malpractice Of A Mitzvah

“You shall not hate your brother in your heart; you shall reprove your fellow and do not bear a sin because of him.” –...

Kisui Hadam

The Bais Halevi answers that we must properly define what is considered to be “in the middle of a mitzvah.”

Aleph Beta: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim: Social Justice…and Sacrifices?‏

Rabbi Fohrman asks what's the connection between animal sacrifices and leaving crops for the poor?

Redeeming Relevance on the Weekly Parsha: Kedoshim

Putting parents before oneself is a step toward putting the more abstract concept of God before self

What It Means To Be Free

6 Iyyar 5775 – April 24, 2015
In her diary, Anne Frank wrote words that provided hope for a humanity faced with suffering.

Geichazi’s Greed and Penance

The Arizal taught this same approach, making the point that the Torah would never mention wicked people and their sins if there was not great depth involved from which we are to learn from.

Parshas Tazria-Metzora: Universal Humility

Humility is not achieved when all is well and life is peachy but rather when times are trying and challenging.

Humility That Leads To Majesty

5 Iyyar 5775 – April 23, 2015
He feared the people would have a change of heart and support Rechavam.

Permitting the Outcast

In this case one could reason that by applying halach achar harov we could permit the forbidden bird as well.

A Leopard Can’t Change Its Spots, But A Man Can…

The answer to this question is based on one of the greatest shortcomings of man – self-limiting beliefs.

The Meaning Of Tumah

Myth that niddah=dirty stopped many women from accepting laws of family purity and must be shattered

Aleph Beta: Tazria-Metzora: Rejoining the Community‏

Rabbi Fohrman connects the metzora purification process with the korban pesach.

Redeeming Relevance on the Weekly Parsha: Tazria

For humans, reducing flesh is generally a good thing whereas its expansion is generally a bad thing

Parshat Shemini

28 Nisan 5775 – April 17, 2015
Lincoln was not a perfect man. But he rose above his imperfections to do what he thought was right not matter the obstacles.

An Acappela Version of Adon Olam

28 Nisan 5775 – April 16, 2015
Adon Olam: An Erev Shabbat Musical Interlude Courtesy of David Herman

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