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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

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

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

When Hashem first thought (if it could be) about creating the world, the middah of din was in operation.

What A City Of Refuge Has To Offer

It is apparent from the Maharsha that he does not see galus as atoning for killing accidentally; otherwise, this Gemara would not bother him.

We’re All In This Together

Will Your brothers go to war, while you sit (in peace) here? (Bamidbar 32:6)

The Three Weeks

Perhaps, just perhaps, we can relate to this: whenever we feel distant from Hashem, that is the Churban.

Two Elements To A Sin

We may not recognize the adverse affect of eating forbidden foods, but they leave an indelible imprint.

Nedarim And Contingencies

There are several rules that one must adhere to when making a neder.

In Times Of Danger, Run To – Rather Than From – Israel

Important message for Jews in the Diaspora: In times of need run to Israel rather than from Israel.

Is Pinchas Really Eliyahu?

Sometimes when Chazal say that two different people are really one, they do not mean it literally, but rather figuratively.

Parshat Pinchas: What Does It Mean To Be Zealous For God?

The midrash says that Pinchas, (this parsha), and Eliyahu, prophet of Kings, are one and the same.

Inheriting Positions Of Honor

We need to understand why Moshe Rabbeinu decided to ask that his sons inherit his position after this new halacha was introduced.

Passing The Baton

Moshe served dual major roles for bnei Yisrael. He was their teacher and their leader.

Why Do We Pray With A Set Text?

An opinion recorded in the Talmud states that prayers correspond to the daily sacrifices offered in the Temple that are mentioned in this week’s...

Shabbos A Day With Hashem: Family Time

Is the fact that we can spend time with our families just a fringe benefit of Shabbos or an integral aspect?

The Disney Museum Of Kiddush Hashem

Respect for basic human dignity is such a powerful concept that it overwhelms some areas of Jewish law.

Tza’ar Ba’alei Chaim

If it is not prohibited when there is a purpose for inflicting the tza’ar, why was Bilam chastised for tza’ar ba’alei chaim?

Moshe And Generation M(idbar)

Moshe’s punishment described in the parsha is most tragic. He was chosen to redeem the people, he loved them dearly and personally sacrificed so much for them.

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