Rabbi Fohrman asks what's the connection between animal sacrifices and leaving crops for the poor?
Ki Tavo is so difficult to read; how could Hashem be so cruel to us? Join us as we grapple with the incredibly difficult curses of this week's parsha
Is parsha Naso teaching us how we should treat our children?
Is it possible for us to influence God?
In this video, Rabbi Fohrman shows us that the Torah argues that to create a better society, we must be proactive about addressing social and economic inequality.
How could the spies have doubted God? How could they have sinned so egregiously?
The nation and God are 'married.'
Rabbi Fohrman addresses "What is in a name?"
Rabbi Fohrman considers what it mean to bring God into this world through space and through time.
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
How did Moses feel approaching the land of Israel, knowing he wouldn’t enter Israel with his people?
What if there was a way for us to think about kosher that makes sense and can strengthen our relationship with God?
Bamidbar should open with the stories of the desert, right? Evidently not. Why?
The promise for long life only comes from 2 commandments; What's the connection between them?
Worse, a female child, being sold by her parents!
Join us as we consider the story of the Rape of Dina with the respect and understanding it deserves.
In Parshat Naso, we are introduced to what seems like a hodgepodge of miscellaneous laws. Why is the Torah bringing these up together?
The weird rituals of Yom Kippur sound magical… and irrational. How do they grant forgiveness for our sins?
A strange midrash of fruit trees surrounding the Nation of Israel as they walked to freedom
We need to put ourselves into the eyes of Pharaoh's daughter.
What do we learn about overcoming loss from the argument between Moses and Aaron's remaining 2 sons?
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.
Truly understanding the hidden meaning in Parshat Bereishit will provide insight to the entire Torah
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?
In this week's parsha a stark choice is presented: follow God and live, or abandon Him and die.
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 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...
Tackling the story of Sale of Joseph & learning how to reconcile relationships with those we love
Why was there so much repetitive conversation between God and Moses before actual Exodus from Egypt?