In this week's video, Rabbi Fohrman points to two fascinating stories which force us to ask a theological question: what impact, if any, can we have on God? Is it possible for us to influence God?
Korach assembles the people against Moshe - but did they actually engage in, or threaten to engage in, disobedience? The text as we have it records NO active illegality.
Their heartache is unimaginable, yet they persevere with their life’s mission with a fervency and faith, seemingly fortified by the tragedy that rocked their world.
MacArthur was more than simply an expert in the writing and delivery of sound bites.
Clothes make the human: "Modesty is the conscience of the body." Honore de Balzac
Are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naivete?
I can empathize with the Children of Israel wanting to send spies to see the land they were to conquer. Once they could see with x-ray vision, "The entire people saw the thunder...the sound of the shofar" but now, no longer
Yehoshua and Calev's mistake was what they could have done earlier: They must have known their colleagues’ negative inclination. The Torah’s silence on whether they tried to change the mind of the other spies speaks to their own silence as well.
The case of yibum concerns the married man who dies without leaving any sons.
One reason commonly cited for anti-Semitism is simply jealousy.
Who are these twins and what are we supposed to learn from them? If we can answer this question, we will know our job for this time of the year.
Rabbi Fohrman delves deeper into the Priestly Blessing and its relevant lessons,
God wants us to complain about the spiritual things being denied to us, not about additional creature comforts.
Moses acted properly in his role of prophet but he failed in his role as a husband; he did not see Tziporah's suffering, her black cloud.
Did Moshe go to Ethiopia as an accepted Egyptian prince, or as part of his escape after killing the Egyptian? Was his marriage a genuine and consummated relationship, or a purely political alliance?
But how, indeed, do we push all our worries and plans out of our minds while we daven?
We must never forget that each person has his specific purpose...
The Even Ezra is teaching us a fundamental concept in growth: that we can shape our very reality.
One of the highlights of Parshas Naso is the Priestly Blessing. The text of this blessing, which the Kohanim bestow upon the Jewish people,...
There are three very unique personalities we meet in this week's Parsha.
Three laws seemingly unconnected and out of place: theft from a convert; sotah; and nazir. Why are they here, in Parshat naso?
I look toward Shavuot as an opportunity to not only absorb the Torah's wisdom, but as a chance to apply its wisdom so well that God the Teacher will look at us say, "Yet more have I received from My students"
The Torah may be suggesting something different than we have ever expected: the way we ask God to treat us may also be the way we ourselves should treat our children.
One who teaches his friend's son Torah is analogous to the father himself.
The point is that they hold up a picture of that man. Not a picture of the Chasam Sofer.