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Stand Up And Be Counted

23 Iyyar 5774 – May 22, 2014
Without Joseph laying the foundation for them in Egypt, they never would have survived the exile spiritually intact.

Bamidbar: Who Cares About Geneology?

Rabbi Fohrman gives us insight into what it truly means to be a teacher.

The Link Between Bamidbar And Shavuot

22 Iyyar 5774 – May 21, 2014
Evaluating forces us to consider the gift of every moment we have.

Parshas Bechukosai: True Rest During the Sabbatical Year And Lag B’Omer Connections

17 Iyyar 5774 – May 16, 2014
The question begs: how in the world can we accept that Bnei Yisrael en masse did not ever keep the mitzvah of shemittah?

A Formula For Love?

How can the Torah command you to love somebody?

If You Will Labor In Torah Study

16 Iyyar 5774 – May 15, 2014
When Hashem created man, He took these two diverse segments and mixed them together, creating a new synthesis called man.

The Two Covenants

Why distinguish between parts of the Torah to say that this part came from pi Hagevurah while the other part came from pi Moshe?

Bechukoti: Why Would God Curse His People?

In this week's parsha a stark choice is presented: follow God and live, or abandon Him and die.

Let’s Be Thankful For Our Blessings

We should remember not only the difficult moments of life but also the blessings we too often take for granted.

Dividing The Tochacha

15 Iyyar 5774 – May 14, 2014
And yet, the Gemara in Megillah clearly states that the halacha about the tochacha only applies to the tochacha in Vayikra, not to the tochacha in Devarim.

Parshas Behar “Charity Of Time”

10 Iyyar 5774 – May 9, 2014
It is one thing to do a chesed for someone one time or when it is convenient. But for a person to go a few hours out of his way every year for a stranger demonstrates incredible selflessness.

The Cycle Of Seven

Eretz Yisroel's resting during the shmittah year proclaims Hashem as the Creator of the world just as Shabbos does, for the init of time - seven - is solely connected to the creation of the world.

Everybody’s Doing It

9 Iyyar 5774 – May 8, 2014
The Torah is teaching us that even a mature adult faced with a difficult trial will be greatly influenced by what others are doing.

Must Women Observe Shemitah?

The Minchas Chinuch first suggests that the obligation to be mafkir one’s produce may not be a time-sensitive mitzvah.

Behar: Why Does Land have to Rest?

What does it mean, conceptually, to see Shabbat in different worlds?

Staying Close Infuses Life

8 Iyyar 5774 – May 7, 2014
Let us resolve to connect ourselves powerfully to Eretz Yisrael and Jerusalem.

Shabbos: A Day with Hashem – TheLeil Shabbos Discovery Zone

3 Iyyar 5774 – May 2, 2014
The more we are aware of Hashem's involvement in our lives, the more we will act accordingly.

L’rtzonchem – Accepting His Will

Parshas Emor appears to be as diverse as a parsha can be.

Why We Count, What We Count

2 Iyyar 5774 – May 1, 2014
The more a person focuses on his purpose in the world, the more he values the Torah.

May A Kohen’s Pregnant Wife Enter A Cemetery?

One difference between these two approaches is when one is aware that the fetus is a male, i.e. through ultra sound.

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