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Eikev: What Does It Mean To Be A Good Person?

19 Av 5774 – August 14, 2014
Moses tells us what G-D wants from us...

The Knots Of Tefillin

Tosafos there takes issue with Rashi’s view that the letters that are formed in the knots of the tefillin are considered part of the name of Hashem.

The Importance Of The Land Of Israel

Israel is the only place where we have the potential to fulfill our mandate as the chosen people.

Parshas Va’eschanan: ‘Wholeheartedly’

13 Av 5774 – August 8, 2014
The innkeeper smiled and replied, “Why do you think we are dancing? We are dancing because G-d destroyed the Bais HaMikdash!”

The Middah Of Rachamim

12 Av 5774 – August 7, 2014
One of the manifestations of the immature person is a sense of entitlement.

Zachor And Shamor

The Rambam says that in order to honor Shabbos, one must wash his hands, face, and feet with warm water on Friday.

Our Link To Israel

11 Av 5774 – August 6, 2014
Rav Kook of blessed memory, who said that no matter where a Jew is born, he is born in Israel.

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem – Our Father’s Table

6 Av 5774 – August 1, 2014
When a child needs encouragement whom can he turn to?

Torah And The Acquisition Of Eloquence

Moshe Rabbeinu's orations to Am Yisrael offer us the opportunity to be elevated and inspired in the weeks ahead.

Parsha Devarim: What Does it Mean to Have Faith?

Since the Children of Israel knew firsthand all the miracles God had done for them, how could lack faith?

I Hate Criticism

5 Av 5774 – July 31, 2014
Criticism is but one step below a verbal attack. It isn’t quite as pointed, not quite as aggressive – but not that far off.

When A Judge Can Recuse Himself

The talmid is not allowed to speak up due to any fear. If he remains silent, he is in violation of this prohibition.

Human Endeavor And Divine Intervention

One must act as if everything depends on us and pray as if everything depends on God.

Shabbos Mevorchim Menachem Av

28 Tammuz 5774 – July 25, 2014
Just as the moon waxes, wanes and renews itself, so has the nation of Israel renewed itself through the millennia.

Masei: Why Is The End of Bamidbar So Anticlimactic? Part II

Parshat Masei: Rabbi Fohrman addresses the age-old question, are we our brother's keeper?

Parshat Masei: The Nine Days

When Germany invaded neutral Belgium on August 4, England declared war on Germany. Thus, by the end of the first week of August all the major powers of Europe were at war.

The Three Weeks

The Talmud teaches that the Beis HaMikdash was destroyed because of baseless hatred.

Reflection And Accountability

When taking any major step in life it is a good idea to carefully re-evaluate one’s past.

The Power Of Prayer

27 Tammuz 5774 – July 24, 2014
When Hashem first thought (if it could be) about creating the world, the middah of din was in operation.

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