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Korach: Can We Change God’s Mind?

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?

AlephBeta: Shelach: Optimism vs. Pessimism

Are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naivete?

Beha’alotcha: Accepting Our Children

Rabbi Fohrman delves deeper into the Priestly Blessing and its relevant lessons,

Naso: What Does The Torah Teach About Parenting?

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.

Behar: Why Does Land Have To Rest?

In this week's video, we look at Pesach, Shmita and Yovel and ask, where do we see Shabbat, and why does it matter?

Emor: What Sabbath Is All About

In this video, Rabbi Fohrman makes a fascinating argument about how Shabbat works and shows that there ARE Shabbatot in different realms.

Tazria: The Bizarre Purification of the Metzora

In this week's parsha, we are introduced to a strange set of laws related to the metzora, one afflicted with tzara'at. How do we relate to such laws?

Shemini: Why Did God Reject Nadav and Avihu

This week's parsha discusses the sudden and disturbing death of two of Aharon's sons, Nadav and Avihu

Tzav: What Does It Mean To Survive?

In this week's video, we explore a section of Talmud that teaches about the 4 individuals who would bring a Thanksgiving sacrifice - but one of these four doesn't belong. Who is it?

Vayikra: Can Leaders Make Mistakes?

In this video, Rabbi Fohrman contrasts the Torah's perspective of power and justice to the philosophy of Richard Nixon's famous line - "When the president does it, it is not illegal."

Vayakhel – What Does It Mean To Be Created In The Image Of God?

Both the mishkan and Shabbat are in this week's parsha. What is the thematic, conceptual connection between the two?

Ki Tisa: Moshe’s Benevolent Chutzpah

In this video, Rabbi Fohrman focuses on a bizarre question that Moshe asks God, "Why God, should you be angry at your people?" and reminds us that God and the nation of Israel are attached by destiny

Mishpatim: Female Servitude…Wait, WHAT?

In this video, Rabbi Fohrman shows us that the Torah argues that to create a better society, we must be proactive about addressing social and economic inequality.

AlephBeta: Yitro: The Marriage of God and Israel

Parshat Yitro contains the most important piece in the narrative of the Jewish people, the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, when the nation and God are 'married.

AlephBeta: Beshalach: What Does It Mean to Have Faith?

After Israel sings a song of thanksgiving, curiously, Miriam then leads the women of the nation in a second song. Why?

Bo: Did God Really Need Ten Plagues?

In this week's video, Rabbi Fohrman explores the 7th, the transitional, plague and argues that God played off of Pharaoh's ego to show Pharaoh, Egypt and the people of Israel only God is all-powerful

Va’era: Did God Take Away Pharaoh’s Free Will?

According to the simple meaning of the text, it seems God took Pharaoh's free will. Rabbi Fohrman argues that the precise language-- kaved/chazek--shows that God DID allow Pharaoh to pursue his vision

Shmot: If Midrash is Real, Why Isn’t It Peshat?

Rabbi Fohrman discusses the medrash and suggests we put ourselves into the eyes of Pharaoh's daughter to help us see that when we want to achieve something, God will help us find a way to do it.

Vayechi: Who is Joseph’s Real Father?

In this video, the last of the book of Genesis, Rabbi Fohrman explores Joseph's tension between his commitments to Jacob and Pharaoh, and the meaning of his choice to bury Jacob in Canaan.

Vayigash: The Epic Confrontation Between Judah and Joseph

In this week's parsha, Judah offers to sacrifice himself instead of Benjamin, because Jacob's soul is bound up in the soul of Benjamin. Where do we see the same language used centuries later?

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