The plagues don't reveal a God of vengeance but of compassion; after each triplet Egypt can repent
Rabbi Fohrman asks about an interesting name of God and leads a whirlwind tour of modern cosmology
Moshe viewed his speech impediment as part of his core identity and his intrinsic human imperfection
But a rally has no effect on the terrorists themselves. In truth, it validates what they have done.
The midwifes rejecting Pharoah's command is the first recorded incident of civil disobedience
You know that you are strangers in a foreign land. You recognize that you stem from a different culture.
In reality, there is no such thing as an unimportant detail, an unimportant mitzvah.
Why is it necessary to perform an aveirah punishable by lashes in order to be deemed a legal rashah and be pasul l’eidus m’d’Oraisa?
You are up to the task of being the emissary of Hashem, if you choose to. However, the choice is yours.
How did their hatred toward the Jews make their own lives disgusting? It’s the Jews they hated, not themselves.
"He looked this way and that way" means Moses looked within to see whether he was Egyptian or Jewish
God wants man to maximize benefit from Creation only in ways that don’t compromise spiritual health
Rabbi Fohrman explores a midrash about God's names in this week's parsha
“This is why I spoke about Shabbos,” he said. “I felt that if Hashem put this into my head right when I woke up, it was because this is what He wanted me to tell the world!”
Each individual has a unique set of qualities and skills. Some have more abilities and some less.
When Hashem made man, He created two worlds – this world and the World to Come. Each has its purpose.
Why was Yaakov not afraid that granting Yosef’s sons the status of shevatim would cause jealousy among his children?
Rabbi Fohrman addresses the question, "Do we ever feel God's tap on our shoulder?"
When Yaakov asks "Who are these?" he's means “Do my grandchildren identify as Egyptians or Jews?”
Yaakov's blessings to his sons stand as a solution to their particular issues with relationships
Slavery was universal; So, why was Egypt targeted in this object lesson?
Rav Akiva Eiger is assuming that the logic of the halacha that both the son and his mother are obligated to honor his father and therefore he must honor his fathers wishes first, is a mathematical equation.
The first requirement is a king must admit when he is wrong.
Because we see these events as world changing, as moments in history, they become part of us forever.
Rabbi Fohrman explores the question of how God communicates with us today.