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.
Are we, through our prayers, able to convince God to change the course of history?
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
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
On the eve of battle, 4 groups can leave. Who are the 4 & what does it mean "allowed to go home"?
The Torah is a book of great drama, why does the narrative ends with a seemingly-unnecessary story about a random conquest of some towns?
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."
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
Analyzing the request to live on Jordan's other side to understand true communication: Trust&Respect
Shoftim: The Line Between Murder And Apathy
The weird rituals of Yom Kippur sound magical… and irrational. How do they grant forgiveness for our sins?
After Israel sings a song of thanksgiving, curiously, Miriam then leads the women of the nation in a second song. Why?
This week, in Metzora, we'll dive a little deeper to find the meaning embedded in the strange rituals of becoming tahor, ritually pure.
Bamidbar should open with the stories of the desert, right? Evidently not. Why?
Is parsha Naso teaching us how we should treat our children?
What is the surprising connection between Eliezer and Samuel? Find out with Rabbi David Fohrman
Truly understanding the hidden meaning in Parshat Bereishit will provide insight to the entire Torah
What is the Bible trying to teach us with this focus on Jacob and the theme of deception?
In the tales of Isaac one thing becomes apparent: He's rarely the main character in his own stories!
In this week's parsha, what do we learn about the intense power Abraham had to influence others?
Rabbi Fohrman explores a midrash about God's names in this week's parsha
How can we understand, and relate, to the Children of Israel, a seemingly ungrateful, chutzpadik nation as it crosses the desert?
Reaching a stronger understanding of what Moses actually did to prevent him from entering the land
There's a perfect mirror between Jacob running away from Esav to when he reunites with his brother.
How do we reconcile Jacob's behavior, tricking his brother and lying to his father, with our vision of Yaakov as an ish emet, a man of truth?