The Parsha Experiement – Va’etchanan: Building an Intimate Relationship with God

In this week's parsha, Moses speaks, a lot - but it all seems so boring, and disconnected. The Torah is a book - and...

Balak – What Is Israel’s National Mission?

For the first time in a while, the main characters of the parsha--Bilaam and Balak-- are NOT the people of Israel.

Aleph Beta: Tzav: A Deeper Look At The Priestly Role

Why does Torah make the priests go through a long and seemingly bizarre induction ceremony?

Mishpatim: Female Servitude… Wait, What?

Worse, a female child, being sold by her parents!

Aleph Beta: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim: Social Justice…and Sacrifices?‏

Rabbi Fohrman asks what's the connection between animal sacrifices and leaving crops for the poor?

Aleph Beta: Miketz: Reversing the Sale of Joseph‏

Exploring the connection between Pharaoh's dreams and the story of Joseph being sold into slavery.

Pinchas: Intimacy and Holiness

In last week's parsha, it looks like the people finally began to trust in God. But now, suddenly, idolatry? What happened? How did the people fail so quickly?

Noach: Why Aren’t Dinosaurs In the Torah?‏

Why is there is no mention of dinosaurs, and other prehistoric animals, in the Torah?

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.

Aleph Beta: Tazria-Metzora: Rejoining the Community‏

Rabbi Fohrman connects the metzora purification process with the korban pesach.

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."

Aleph Beta: Yitro: Does God Care About ME?

Truly knowing God isn't just a matter of national relationship, most importantly it's a personal one

Bereishit: Thank You, God…For Making Me A Woman?‏

Rabbi Fohrman:" Great evils are often wrought by those who are blithely unaware of the power they wield."

The Parsha Experiment – Ha’azinu-V’Zot Habracha: The Inspiring Conclusion To The Torah – Part...

In this week's video, we close the entire Torah, and we ask ourselves, what lessons can we learn today? How can we be inspired by the Torah's messages, and fulfill our destiny as a people?

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.

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?

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?

Toldot: a Conversation for the Ages

What does the parsha teach us about the nature of heritage?

The Parsha Experiment – Matot-Masei: Israel’s Psychological Journey

The Torah is not just a list of laws and stories, So, how does the travel log in parshat Masei teach us some sort of timeless lesson?

Aleph Beta: Vayishlach: Difficult Conversations‏

Join us as we consider the story of the Rape of Dina with the respect and understanding it deserves.

Aleph Beta: Ki Tisa: A Closer Look At Kiddush‏

Over and over, the text tells us about "keeping" Shabbat, about holiness, and a covenant - but why?

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

We need to put ourselves into the eyes of Pharaoh's daughter.

Aleph Beta: Vayechi: We Are Family – Culmination of Abrahamic Legacy‏

This week closes sefer Breishit; How did we come so far from the ideal nation set up by Abraham?

Aleph Beta: Mishpatim: Are Laws Just Oppressive Restrictions?

In this week's parsha, the Israelites experience their highest high & lowest low within a few verses

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