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Noach: Why Aren’t Dinosaurs In the Torah?‏

Why is there is no mention of dinosaurs, and other prehistoric animals, in the Torah?

Hashem Hates Thievery

Strict din demands perfection. There is no room for shortcomings and no place for excuses; you are responsible.

The Secret To Everlasting Creation

Noah and his wife could not fathom living together as husband and wife and continuing the human race

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Noach

Our intentions are critical in raising children because they mimic everything we parents do & think

The Sons of Elohim

The creation of the world is described twice. Each description serves a unique purpose.

The Beginning Of Time

I, the one who is housed inside this body, am completely and utterly spiritual.

The Image Of God In All Human Beings

If one hurts another human being, God is hurt; if one brings joy to another, God is more joyous.

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Bereshit

Bereshit: Life includes hard choices that challenge our decisions, leaving lingering complications.

Bereishit: Thank You, God…For Making Me A Woman?‏

Rabbi Fohrman:" Great evils are often wrought by those who are blithely unaware of the power they wield."

The Real World Series Happens On Sukkos

Hashem created all human beings and it should sadden us when Hashem, their Father, does not see nachas from them.

Be Brave, Be Bold

When Hashem formed man, He gave him the keys to Creation. As the Midrash tells us, Hashem said to Adam, “This is your world now. You are in charge of it; take care that you don’t destroy it.”


Realizing that his death was immanent and he had only a few more moments, Moshe focuses on doing the most important thing: he runs to Bnei Yisrael and blesses them.

Ushpizin: Welcoming Everyone With Endless Love

The Sukka: Even if you find it difficult to come to the synagogue, the synagogue will come to you.

Is There Simchah On The First Night?

The Shagas Aryeh leaves the matter somewhat unresolved, and posits that on the first night one is only obligated in simchah m’d’Rabanan.

V’Zot Habracha: Looking Towards the Future‏

The Jewish world today is a critical part of the timeline in Jewish history.

Yom Kippur: The Freedom To Flow

Often in life we become stuck – stuck in the morass of our habits and the rote of our comfort level.

Yom Kippur: Purification

There is one day of the year on which the Satan has no power: Yom Kippur.

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem: Three Times Holy

During shmittah we refrain from agricultural activities and collection of loans, and on Yom Kippur we refrain from all physical pleasures.

Awaiting The Dawn Of A Bright Day

What right do I, sinner, have to approach Hashem and request forgiveness?

Teshuvah Is Easy; Change Is Difficult

Imagine a man who, after having a few too many drinks, gets into his car and begins driving. It takes a while before he is pulled over, but finally the police arrest him, and he stands trial for driving while intoxicated.

Making Kiddush On Shabbos Yom Kippur

Others suggest that one cannot separate Shabbos from Yom Kippur by accepting Shabbos early.

The Meaning Of Teshuvah

Ba’al Shem Tov: “Hashem, too, is crying; as much as He is looking for us, we rarely look for Him.”

Reflections On The Shofar

On Rosh Hashanah we are taught that true self-analysis involves the breaking down of walls

An Important Meeting

When we hear the words "Rosh Hashana is coming" it really means Hashem Himself is coming!

Why Do Women Recite Birchas Hatorah?

While women are exempt from actually learning Torah, they are obligated in a different aspect of the mitzvah.

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