Bamidbar should open with the stories of the desert, right? Evidently not. Why?
Why does the Torah group "random" stories together in Parshat Pinchas? Are they really RANDOM?
In Parshat Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) we're introduced to a nation of whiners and complainers. After years of slavery, the Israelites are finally a free...
Why did Miriam lead the women of the nation in a second song?
The midrash says that Pinchas, (this parsha), and Eliyahu, prophet of Kings, are one and the same.
Who was Moses become he became MOSES?!
This week closes sefer Breishit; How did we come so far from the ideal nation set up by Abraham?
This new perspective helps us understand Joseph.
We’ve seen Israel complain over and over, but never before have they tried to undermine and dispose of their leaders. Join us as we...
In Parshat Vayigash, we witness Judah's epic monologue to Joseph change the course of history --
How can we understand, and relate, to the Children of Israel, a seemingly ungrateful, chutzpadik nation as it crosses the desert?
Why was there so much repetitive conversation between God and Moses before actual Exodus from Egypt?
Rabbi Fohrman:" Great evils are often wrought by those who are blithely unaware of the power they wield."
In the tales of Isaac one thing becomes apparent: He's rarely the main character in his own stories!
Are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naiveté?
This week's parsha course unravels the sale of Joseph and discusses the implications "blame." Where does responsibility begin? And most importantly, how do I make moral decisions?
What Rashi's take on Sarah's life means to us.
Is parsha Naso teaching us how we should treat our children?
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
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?
Parshat Pekudei concludes the book of Exodus, known for its great stories. What did they teach us?
How could He do such a thing?
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.
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?
What do we learn about overcoming loss from the argument between Moses and Aaron's remaining 2 sons?