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Sefiras HaOmer : Why We Count, What We Count

16 Iyyar 5777 – May 11, 2017
The lives of Jews in Mitzrayim were defined by misery and suffering. They had no rights. They had no life.

Emor: What Sabbath Is All About

In this video, Rabbi Fohrman makes a fascinating argument about how Shabbat works and shows that there ARE Shabbatot in different realms.

Parshat Emor: While Still Fresh and Warm

This nameless man, born in scandal to a Jewish mother and Egyptian father not a member of any tribe, brought his claim to Moses who ruled against him. He was Jewish, but he had no place in camp or the world

Are Our Bodies Metaphors for Our Souls?

13 Iyyar 5777 – May 9, 2017
Granting that bodies and souls are sometimes mismatched, are we comfortable saying in absolute terms that sheker hachein v’hevel hayofi (grace is falsehood and beauty is meaningless)? Are bodies and souls assigned to one another at random?

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Don’t Miss Out

10 Iyyar 5777 – May 5, 2017
A slave must fulfill his master's command without cutting any corners.

Falling, But Never Fallen

When we improve our shemiras Shabbos, we are taking steps to bring redemption and Moshiach closer.

Systems Of Human Perfection

9 Iyyar 5777 – May 4, 2017
Hashem imprinted into the essence of each animal all the instincts necessary for its survival as well as for the continuation of its species.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Kedoshim: The Ten Commandments’ New Spin

With the 10 Commandments, G-d is described as the One who took the Jews out of Egypt. In Parshat Kedoshim, He is described simply as being "holy." Both phrases set the tone for the list that follows.

When Earth Touches Heaven – Constant Contact

8 Iyyar 5777 – May 3, 2017
Shabbat, when we separate ourselves from so much of our earthly concerns and focus on our highest aspirations, we find the holiness that allows our earth to rise so high as to kiss the heavens.

The Art Of Instruction

3 Iyyar 5777 – April 28, 2017
It was not enough for the Kohen to offer his ruling; he also had to instruct and guide.

Warning: Lashon Hara Kills

2 Iyyar 5777 – April 27, 2017
As great as he was, and as much as he accepted every word of the Torah as completely true, on some level it wasn’t 100 percent real to him.

Shabbos Rental

Use of the hall on Motzaei Shabbos is a separate rental that carries an additional $250 payment. You were supposed to notify me if you wanted to use the hall also on Motzaei Shabbos.

Betwixt & Between

We approach Yom Ha'atzmaut, celebrating a generation that experienced absolute evil yet was still able to join together without distinctions and build a vibrant country, thriving because it welcomes others who live betwixt and between, politically, spiritually and religiously

The Integrated Religious Life

. . Few texts seem less philosophically promising at first glance than a pasuk in this week's parsha “anything that a zav lies on becomes tamei” (Vayikra 15:4)

Tazria: The Bizarre Purification of the Metzora

In this week's parsha, we are introduced to a strange set of laws related to the metzora, one afflicted with tzara'at. How do we relate to such laws?

Parshat Shemini

26 Nisan 5777 – April 21, 2017
Leaders have to make many difficult decisions - decisions that affect, often negatively, other people.

Inversely Proportional Punishment

Commentators differ as to what exactly was the sin of Nadav and Avihu and why they deserved what on the surface appears to be a wildly disproportional punishment for their 'minor' infraction

Food For The Soul

25 Nisan 5777 – April 20, 2017
The nefesh habahami on the other hand is comprised of the base instincts necessary for survival.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Shemini: The Price of Holiness

The Meshech Chochmah states that had Israel not sinned with the golden calf, God would not have punished Aharon’s sons so severely.

Shemini: Why Did God Reject Nadav and Avihu

This week's parsha discusses the sudden and disturbing death of two of Aharon's sons, Nadav and Avihu

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