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Bamidbar: How Can We Transmit God’s Values?

Bamidbar should open with the stories of the desert, right? Evidently not. Why?

Aleph Beta: Pinchas: What Is True Leadership?‏

Why does the Torah group "random" stories together in Parshat Pinchas? Are they really RANDOM?

Aleph Beta: Beshalach: Are We An Ungrateful Nation?

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...

Beshalach: What Does It Mean to Have Faith?

Why did Miriam lead the women of the nation in a second song?

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.

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?

Miketz: Why Didn’t Joseph Write Home?

This new perspective helps us understand Joseph.

Korach: Rejecting Israel’s Leaders

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...

Aleph Beta: Vayigash: A Speech That Turns The Tide

In Parshat Vayigash, we witness Judah's epic monologue to Joseph change the course of history --

BEHA’ALOTECHA: Can I Be Vulnerable with G-d?

How can we understand, and relate, to the Children of Israel, a seemingly ungrateful, chutzpadik nation as it crosses the desert?

Aleph Beta: Va’era: The Exodus and Babe Ruth‏

Why was there so much repetitive conversation between God and Moses before actual Exodus from Egypt?

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."

Aleph Beta: Toldot: All’s Well That Ends Well‏

In the tales of Isaac one thing becomes apparent: He's rarely the main character in his own stories!

Shelach: Is Hope Irrational?

Are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naiveté?

Vayeishev: Who Really Sold Joseph?

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?

Parshat Naso: A Guide For…Parenting?

Is parsha Naso teaching us how we should treat our children?

Bo: Did God Really Need Ten Plagues?

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

Matot: Why Is The End of Bamidbar So Anticlimactic?

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?

Pekudei: God Choosing Man, Man Choosing God

Parshat Pekudei concludes the book of Exodus, known for its great stories. What did they teach us?

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

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.

Aleph Beta: Vayishlach: Becoming a Person of Integrity

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?

Aleph Beta: Shemini: What Does Aaron Teach Us About Loss?‏

What do we learn about overcoming loss from the argument between Moses and Aaron's remaining 2 sons?

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