Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Bechukotai: Is God our Boss or our Partner?

But what happens if we actually become partners? As the Rabbis well understood, that should be a game changer.

Aleph Beta: Bamidbar: Why We Count

Why does the Torah use two different words for "to count," and what does each indicate?

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?

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?

Aleph Beta: Ki Tavo: The Pursuit of Happiness Part 1/2

Ki Tavocan be broken into 2 main sections but is there a common thread that unifies our parsha?

Ki Tisa: Moshe’s Benevolent Chutzpah

The Jewish people commit the worst sin possible - worshiping a false god.

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?

Parshat Naso: A Guide For…Parenting?

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

Aleph Beta: V’Zot Habracha: Moses’ Farewell To Israel, Part 3/3

Are we, through our prayers, able to convince God to change the course of history?

AlephBeta: Beshalach: What Does It Mean to Have Faith?

After Israel sings a song of thanksgiving, curiously, Miriam then leads the women of the nation in a second song. Why?

The Parsha Experiment – Ki Tavo: How To Make Sense Of The Terrible Curses

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

The Parsha Experiment – Ki Teitzei

Though related to the 10 commandments, what is the larger message that this list of laws in parsha Ki Teitzei is coming to teach us?

Aleph Beta: Re’eh: Why Do We Need The Oral Law?

Why do Rabbinic laws seem different than Biblical? What does law have to do with God & spirituality?

Aleph Beta: Tazria-Metzora: Rejoining the Community‏

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

Tetzaveh: Where Is God in a Physical World?

How can God be both outside of space and time, and in our physical world?

Aleph Beta: Pinchas: What Does It Mean To Be Zealous For God?

Is Pinchas, the title character of this parsha, and Eliyahu, the prophet of Kings, really one and the same?

The Parsha Experiment – Shoftim: Is This Just A Boring Parsha?

If the entire book of Deuteronomy is supposed to be Moshe's rousing speech before the nation enters Israel, how can we understand the mundane text of Parshat Shoftim?

Beshalach: What Does It Mean to Have Faith?

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

Aleph Beta: Ki Teitzei: How To Merit Long Life‏

The promise for long life only comes from 2 commandments; What's the connection between them?

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: Vayeishev: Harlots & Coats & Goats, Oh My!‏

Is Vayeishev,this weeks parsha, a chapter in Genesis or an episode of Game of Throne?!

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

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

Noach: Why Aren’t Dinosaurs In the Torah?‏

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

Aleph Beta: Vayeira: the Power of Abraham’s Influence‏

In this week's parsha, what do we learn about the intense power Abraham had to influence others?

Aleph Beta: Terumah: Is God Talking To Me Through The Laws of the Mishkan?

How can we as 21st century Torah learners, find meaning and relevance in the Mishkan's construction?

Aleph Beta: Vayeira: the Power of Abraham’s Influence‏

What does the odd bargaining session between Abraham & God mean? What does it teach about Abraham?

Korach: Can We Change God’s Mind?

In this week's video, Rabbi Fohrman points to two fascinating stories which force us to ask a theological question: what impact, if any, can we have on God? Is it possible for us to influence God?

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