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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

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

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

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

Adon Olam: An Erev Shabbat Musical Interlude Courtesy of David Herman

Food For The Soul

When Chazal call not eating treif food a chok, that refers to how it functions.

The Rationale For The Dietary Laws

Kashrut reminds us that in the end, God is the arbiter of right and wrong.

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Shemini

The successful student listens more than speaks out; wants his ideas critiqued, not just appreciated

Intoxicated Ruling

Why would it not be sufficient to simply state lehoros from which we derive that in such a state one may not issue any psak?

Aleph Beta: Shemini: What Does Aaron Teach Us About Loss?‏

What do we learn about overcoming loss from the argument between Moses and Aaron's remaining 2 sons?

Naturally Unique

Each of the unique roles attributed to Moshe share the common theme that they require of and grant higher sanctity to the individual filling the role.

Some Seek To Remember, Others To Forget

The Torah commands we remember and not to forget we accepted Torah and became the chosen nation at Mount Sinai (Devarim 8:18).

Preserving The Memory Of The Holocaust

Unless ritual is introduced, the Shoah will be remembered as a footnote in history in 100 years

Pesach – Season Of Emunah

And the farmer can’t help but feel a sense of pride. After all, it was his wisdom that led him to choose corn, not like that fool of a guy next door who planted wheat.

Give Us Space: Another Look At Yetziat Mitzraim

As Jews, we seem obsessed with Yetziat Mitzraim. We are obligated to recall the day that we left Mitzraim, twice a day. Yetziat Mitzraim...

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem Say Thank You!

This is a night of giving thanks to Hashem!

Tell Me A Story

Prayer is another area where we distinguish between kiyum hamitzvah and maaseh mitzvah.

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