"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.
What did Yehudah say that was so effective that it convinced Yosef to make himself known?
To many of our brethren Chanukah has lost its meaning.
This ability to remain calm under pressure and continue to see the situation clearly is a hallmark of Yehuda’s leadership.
Yosef proves he is a true leader; He is continually and fully engaged in the task of running Egypt
Though we Jews have deep obligations to all people our obligation to our fellow Jew is unique.
Exploring the connection between Pharaoh's dreams and the story of Joseph being sold into slavery.
Our right to exist and our form of self-government were decided by the ruling parties.
It is clear that Tosafos maintains that only someone who lives in a house must light Chanukah candles.
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.
Yehuda knew if the moment isn't right or men are unwilling to listen a skilled leader bides his time