In this week’s parsha video, we ask, are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naiveté? Rabbi Fohrman points out an intriguing language parallel and argues that hope always exists, but we must direct it towards the future, not the past.
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In this week’s parsha video, Rabbi Fohrman delves deeper into the Priestly Blessing and its relevant lessons, challenging us to see the path of parental love laid out in the Torah.
In this week’s parsha, Rabbi Fohrman reminds us about a short section we’ve heard many times, but intriguingly, suggests that the Torah may be suggesting something different than we have ever expected, that actually, the way we ask God to treat us may also be the way we ourselves should treat our children.
In Parshat Bamidbar, we read a genealogy of the families of the nation of Israel – but isn’t that kind of boring? In this video, we get a closer insight into some strange verses about Aaron’s family, and Rabbi Fohrman gives us insight into what it truly means to be a teacher.
In this week’s parsha, the Torah presents a stark choice: follow God and live, or abandon Him and die. Does this just reinforce God as a terrifying deity, or is there something more here? Through an analysis of language and a comparison to the Garden of Eden, Rabbi Fohrman shows us how we “choosing life” will show us the way to cling to God.
In our Torah reading for holidays, we not only recite the laws of holidays, we include Shabbat, and oddest of all, some laws about sacrificing animals. What do all these laws have to do with one another? In this video, Rabbi Fohrman makes a fascinating argument about how Shabbat works and shows that there are shabbatot in different realms.
We all know the maxim from this week’s parsha, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But how do I do that? As it turns out, the Torah points a way. In this week’s video, Rabbi Fohrman gives us the context for this directive, and helps us find the building blocks for true love.