Miketz: Why Didn’t Joseph Write Home?
This new perspective helps us understand Joseph.
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
Aleph Beta: Beha’alotecha: Where It All Went Wrong
WIth this week's parsha, Israel begins its 40 years wandering in the desert before entering the Land
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?
Matot: Why Is The End of Bamidbar So Anticlimactic?
Over the next 2 weeks covering portion Matot and Maasei, Rabbi Fohrman will bring order to confusion.
Parshat Pinchas: What Does It Mean To Be Zealous For God?
The midrash says that Pinchas, (this parsha), and Eliyahu, prophet of Kings, are one and the same.
Chukat: Was Hitting the Rock So Horrible?
What was the small act of Moshe talking to the rock meant to teach the people of Israel?
Korach: Can We Influence God?
Is it possible for us to influence God?
Shelach: Is Hope Irrational?
Are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naiveté?
Parsha Behaalotchea: A Guide For…Parenting? Part II
Rabbi Fohrman delves deeper into the Priestly Blessing and its relevant lessons
Parshat Naso: A Guide For…Parenting?
Is parsha Naso teaching us how we should treat our children?
Bamidbar: Who Cares About Geneology?
Rabbi Fohrman gives us insight into what it truly means to be a teacher.
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.
Behar: Why Does Land have to Rest?
What does it mean, conceptually, to see Shabbat in different worlds?
Parsha Emor: Is There A Shabbat In Other Realms?
Rabbi Fohrman makes a fascinating argument about how Shabbat works and shows that there are shabbatot in different realms.
Kedoshim: How Can I Find True Love?
Rabbi Fohrman explains how the Torah provides the building blocks of true love.
Acharei Mot: The (Surprising) Point of Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is called one of the days of awe. What does awe have to do with forgiveness for our sins?
Metzora: Living Within the Community
while each of us is an individual, we are also part of a larger unit
Tazria: The Bizarre Purification of the Metzora
This week's parsha deals with the strange set of laws dealing with tzara'at.
Vayikra: Can Leaders Make Mistakes?
Welcome the book of Leviticus!
Pekudei: a Giant Chiasm in Sefer Shmot
How do the pieces of this puzzle come together to help us understand how the Torah builds together?
Vayakhel: What Does It Mean To Be Tzelem Elokim?
This exciting and daring video and challenges us to be more God-like in our actions.
Ki Tisa: Moshe’s Benevolent Chutzpah
The Jewish people commit the worst sin possible - worshiping a false god.
Tetzaveh: Where Is God in a Physical World?
How can God be both outside of space and time, and in our physical world?
Terumah: Is There a Face Hiding in the Mishkan?
The mishkan represents the 'face' of God.
Mishpatim: Female Servitude… Wait, What?
Worse, a female child, being sold by her parents!
Yitro: The Marriage of God and Israel
The nation and God are 'married.'
Beshalach: What Does It Mean to Have Faith?
Why did Miriam lead the women of the nation in a second song?
Vaera: Did God Take Away Pharoah’s Free Will?
How could He do such a thing?
Shmot: If Midrash is Real, Why Isn’t It Peshat?
We need to put ourselves into the eyes of Pharaoh's daughter.