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Life: The School Of Growth

If a man sins and follows his inclinations, he will find comfort in this world – but when he dies, he will go to a place that is all thorns.

The Three Prayers Of Moshe

The first prayer of Moshe was Vayechal, where Moshe's petition was that no matter how bad bnei Yisrael were, the Egyptians were worse.

Adding And Subtracting From The Torah

Rabbinic law is pivotal but it's important to understand which laws are rabbinic and which biblical.

Re’eh: Jewish Slavery

We give slave gifts? If he wants to stay, we pierce his ear?!

Parshas Eikev: Return To The Land

“When a mother plays with her child there is an acute awareness of the child. But even when the mother works at a job or is distracted by some other activity, there is a natural, latent awareness of her child's existence.

Limiting Beliefs

While it’s clear to you and to me that a 14,000-pound creature can easily break away from the light ropes holding it, the reality is that it cannot.

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’

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

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

Rav Kook of blessed memory, who said that no matter where a Jew is born, he is born in Israel.

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

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.

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