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Safeguarding Our Heritage

Offering korbanos is not a substitute to living a proper life.

The Lessons Of Sefirat Ha’Omer

The Omer period is the ultimate completion of the completion, the holiest of the holiest.

Parsha Emor: Is There A Shabbat In Other Realms?

Rabbi Fohrman makes a fascinating argument about how Shabbat works and shows that there are shabbatot in different realms.

Rebuke: The Malpractice Of A Mitzvah

To properly fulfill the mitzvah of tochachah, there are two absolute requirements. The first relates to attitude, the second to method.

Stumbling The Blind

Is telling someone to transgress a rabbinic prohibition not considered bad advice?

The Lessons Of Holiness Even In Death

The challenge of death is to keep the person who has died alive in spirit.

Kedoshim: How Can I Find True Love?

Rabbi Fohrman explains how the Torah provides the building blocks of true love.

Shabbos Chol HaMoed Pesach: The Dry Bones Prophecy

Someone who focuses only on the bones of the Torah makes his bones dry and passionless.

The Hidden Message Of The Four Children

“Who is wise? One who learns from each person” (Pirkei Avot 4:1)

The Merit Of Trusting Hashem

Rashi is bothered by the expression Hashem used: “the Jews need only travel.”

Chametz After Pesach

According to the Rambam, the k’nas applies to any chametz on Pesach with which one could, in theory, transgress the aveirah – even if no transgression actually occurred.

Pesach: Relationships And Sandwiches

Marror is the reliving of the bitter enslavement and matzah is the under-eighteen-minutes redemption.

What Is ‘Great’ About Shabbos Hagadol?

One difference between Bnei Yisrael and Bnei Noach is that shiurim only apply to Bnei Yisrael.

Systems Of Human Perfection

Hashem imprinted into the essence of each animal all the instincts necessary for its survival as well as for the continuation of its species.

Writing A Book On Pesach

Chazal recognized the importance of recording events for subsequent generations to identify with, understand and appreciate what moved the author so many years before.

Acharei Mot: The (Surprising) Point of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is called one of the days of awe. What does awe have to do with forgiveness for our sins?

A Hairbreadth Can Be The Whole Difference

the lots teach us that there are aspects of life that are based purely on mazal.

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem – The Land Of The “Free”

When Hashem took us out of Mitzrayim, we received not only a physical freedom but also a spiritual one.

Shabbos Hagadol And The Israeli Defense Forces

Today we have more than six million halachic Jews living in the Holy Land.

Warning: Lashon Hara Kills

They have heard many shmuzin discussing the severity of this issue, and they don’t question it.

Individuality And Commonality

It may be suggested that a time frame of separation is mandated to heighten the physical encounter.

Does The Halacha Rewrite The Facts?

The Gemara, in Kiddushin 57b, searches for a source to confirm that the bird that is to be set free is permitted to be eaten after the process is concluded.

Metzora: Living Within the Community

while each of us is an individual, we are also part of a larger unit

Leadership Lessons From The Haggadah

Without a plan of action, a leader will never be able to lead his followers anywhere, no matter how important the destination or lofty the goal.

Social Nation

A friend of mine recently heard a comment that left him stunned. A colleague told him that his mother, a survivor of Auschwitz, who had recently lost her husband of five decades, told her son, “You should know, being alone is worse than Auschwitz!”

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