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Where There Is No Humanity, Assert Yours

"He looked this way and that way" means Moses looked within to see whether he was Egyptian or Jewish

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Shemot

God wants man to maximize benefit from Creation only in ways that don’t compromise spiritual health

Aleph Beta: Shmot: Does God Really “Love” Us?‏

Rabbi Fohrman explores a midrash about God's names in this week's parsha

Shabbos: A Day with Hashem: In the Aftermath of the Har Nof Tragedy

“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!”

Blessings On Your Head

Each individual has a unique set of qualities and skills. Some have more abilities and some less.

Gedolim Had It Easy

When Hashem made man, He created two worlds – this world and the World to Come. Each has its purpose.

Yosef’s Objection

Why was Yaakov not afraid that granting Yosef’s sons the status of shevatim would cause jealousy among his children?

Aleph Beta: Vayechi: A Tap On The Shoulder‏

Rabbi Fohrman addresses the question, "Do we ever feel God's tap on our shoulder?"

Grandparents Are Special

When Yaakov asks "Who are these?" he's means “Do my grandchildren identify as Egyptians or Jews?”

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Vayechi

Yaakov's blessings to his sons stand as a solution to their particular issues with relationships

Vayigash‏: Yosef and the Suffering of Egypt

Slavery was universal; So, why was Egypt targeted in this object lesson?

Must One Honor His Grandfather?

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 Buck Stops Here

The first requirement is a king must admit when he is wrong.

What’s Your Currency?

Because we see these events as world changing, as moments in history, they become part of us forever.

Aleph Beta: Vayigash: Understanding Pharaoh’s Dream‏

Rabbi Fohrman explores the question of how God communicates with us today.

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Vayigash

What did Yehudah say that was so effective that it convinced Yosef to make himself known?

‘Incongruous Lights’

To many of our brethren Chanukah has lost its meaning.

Parshat Mikeitz

This ability to remain calm under pressure and continue to see the situation clearly is a hallmark of Yehuda’s leadership.

Joseph and the Brotherhood of Man

Yosef proves he is a true leader; He is continually and fully engaged in the task of running Egypt

Why Are We Called Yehudim?

Though we Jews have deep obligations to all people our obligation to our fellow Jew is unique.

Aleph Beta: Miketz: Reversing the Sale of Joseph‏

Exploring the connection between Pharaoh's dreams and the story of Joseph being sold into slavery.

Hashem Fights Our Wars

Our right to exist and our form of self-government were decided by the ruling parties.

Where And Why We Light

It is clear that Tosafos maintains that only someone who lives in a house must light Chanukah candles.

A Chanukah Party

If Chanukah was simply a commemoration of the miracle of the oil and Menorah, we would be hard pressed to see the connection between the reading from Parshas Nesiim and Chanukah.

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Miketz

Yehuda knew if the moment isn't right or men are unwilling to listen a skilled leader bides his time

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