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How The Reubenites And Gadites Negotiated Their Settlement

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In this Matot-Masei parsha video, Rabbi Fohrman discusses the interesting conversation between the children of Gad, the children of Reuben and Moses, as they are requesting to live on the other side of the Jordan – not in the land of Israel proper. Rabbi Fohrman analyzes their exchange to get to the core of true communication – trust and respect.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
  1. The Art of Negotiation (Outline)
  2. The Art of Negotiation (Teacher Guide)
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A Lesson Of Fact And Fiction From King Balak Of Moab

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Are we rational? Do we use evidence and data to make decisions? See how Parshat Balak addresses that question, head-on.FreeNoNoNoRivky Sternking of moab, king balak, king of moab in the bible, balak son of zippor, what does the bible say about being honest
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    The Meaning of the 17th of Tammuz Today

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    17 Tammuz is the tragic start to the Three Weeks. According to our Sages, not only is it the day in which the walls of Jerusalem were shattered, four other major calamities happened which affected the Jewish people. What is their common link, and what does it tell us about how to think about this day?FreeNoNoNoAmi Silver17 tammuz, fast of tammuz, fast of 17th tammuz
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      Into The Verse

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      Into the Verse is dedicated to bringing you Torah that is timely and relevant to your life. Using the weekly parsha and the Jewish calendar as inspiration, this podcast is filled with rich and uplifting insights based on analysis of the Hebrew text itself. Take a listen and enjoy!UnrestrictedYesNoYesRabbi David Fohrman
      1. JUNE 28, 2022 - Korach: Why Did Korach Rebel? (Transcript)
      2. JUNE 21, 2022 - Shelach: The Spies and Echoes From the Past (Transcript)
      3. JUNE 14, 2022 - Beha’alotcha: What started the Israelites’ downward spiral? (Transcript)
      4. JUNE 07, 2022 - Naso: What Are the Laws of Sotah Really About? (Transcript)
      5. MAY 24, 2022 - Why Isn't Our Version of Shavuot in the Torah? (Transcript)
      6. MAY 17, 2022 - Lag Ba’Omer: Who Was Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (Transcript)
      7. MAY 10, 2022 - Emor: Why Does Creativity Need Boundaries? (Transcript)
      8. MAY 3, 2022 - Kedoshim: Social Justice... and Sacrifices? (Transcript)
      9. APR 26, 2022 - What’s So Meaningful About Counting the Omer? (Transcript)
      10. APR 18, 2022 - Why did Miriam sing her own song? (Transcript)
      11. APR 10, 2022 - The Three Lies of the Exodus, Part 2 (Transcript)
      12. APR 10, 2022 - The Three Lies of the Exodus, Part 1 (Transcript)
      13. APR 6, 2022 - Into the Verse: Trailer (Transcript)
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        Kinot Live with Rabbi Fohrman

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        Join Rabbi Fohrman and the Aleph Beta team for in-depth readings and discussions of select Kinot. These videos are live recordings from our annual Tisha B'Av morning "Kinot Unlocked" events. You can catch up on all past years here. We hope these beautiful texts will take on new meanings and allow you to experience a more connected Tisha B'Av.PremiumYesNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
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          The Ten Commandments & Their Meaning

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          In this course, Rabbi David Fohrman examines the meaning of Ten Commandments, why they are important & explores the most fundamental principles of Judaism.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmanten commandments judaism, jewish ten commandments, ten commandments meaning, what do the ten commandments mean, what is the significance of the ten commandments in judaism, why are the ten commandments important to judaism
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          Pre-Shavuot Learning with Rabbi Fohrman 2022

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          Join Rabbi Fohrman in his pre-Shavuot learning event and get ready for the holiday. PremiumYesNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
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            A Closer Look at Eshet Chayil

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            The Eshet Chayil prayer is filled with all kinds of fascinating implications, including an exciting idea Rabbi Fohrman brings to light in this podcast. He looks closely at two verses from the middle of Eshet Chayil, and shows how they actually paint for us a beautiful and complex picture of the meaning of marriage.FreeYesNoYesRabbi David Fohrman
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              How To Trust God In Difficult Times

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              Why does God let us suffer? Join Rabbi Fohrman as he grapples with the unsatisfying answers often given to this difficult question -- and offers a new approach based on a mysterious passage in the Book of Isaiah.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
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                Eishet Chayil: What Does Feminine Valor Look Like?

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                Eishet Chayil is the ode to the feminine, written by King Solomon in the final chapter of Proverbs, and sung every week, at the Friday night Shabbat table. For generations, many of us have been singing this song every Friday night at our Shabbat table, singing to the woman of the house and extolling her praises. Rabbi Fohrman recorded this live audio in Alon Shvut, Israel, in which he aims to understand the essence of what a "woman of valor" really means. \n\n For indeed, the very notion is odd. Valor is often thought of as a masculine virtue – signifying bravery, on the battlefront, or otherwise. And yet, King Solomon uses this phrase when describing what he calls the most important of feminine traits. Why? Rabbi Fohrman argues that Solomon, in the song of Eishet Chayil, hides a theory of a vision of unique feminine power and strength.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David FohrmanEishet # Chayil: # What # Does # a # Woman # of # Valor # Look # Like?
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                  Yochanan Ben Zakkai & Yavneh: The Secret Of Jewish Survival

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                  How can we feel connected to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple when these tragedies happened thousands of years ago? The answer may lie in understanding what still links us to these past events and how, against all odds, exile didn’t put an end to the Jewish people. This story starts in a place called Yavneh. FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmanyavneh, destruction of jerusalem, jewish survival, yochanan ben zakkai
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                  Challah: What’s So Special About Making Dough?

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                  Challah: What’s So Special About Making Dough?FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmanchallah meaning, challah bread meaning
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                  Lot, Judah, & Ruth: Three Interconnected Yibum Stories

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                  What is the theme that ties together the seemingly disconnected stories of Lot and his daughters, Judah and Tamar, and Ruth? The obscure Biblical law of yibum, or Levirite marriage, has a lot to do with it. Rabbi Fohrman argues there is an important connection that hints at a generational saga of redemption.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrmanlot, ruth, judah, tamar, yehuda, interconnected, yibum, levirate, stories, megillat, daughter, book, shavuot, holiday, lest, come, scandal
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                  The Meaning of the Book of Ruth

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                  Shavuot is an epic holiday in which we received the Torah and became a nation! But why do we read the Book of Ruth on such an exciting holiday? Is it just because of the harvest, or because Ruth is the grandmother of King David? In this course, Rabbi Fohrman brings us on a grand journey across Bible and shows us that the Book of Ruth is a symbolic stamp on the mission of the Jewish people.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmanthe book of ruth explained, understanding the book of ruth, what is the book of ruth all about, why do we read the story of ruth on shavuot, spiritual meaning of the book of ruth, what is the purpose of the book of ruth, megillat ruth
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                  Introduction to Kabbalat Shabbat

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                  Join Rabbi Fohrman for an in-depth discussion of Kabbalat Shabbat.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David FohrmanIntroduction, to, Kabbalat, Shabbat
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                    Purim And Genesis: How The Beginning Of The Bible Connects To The End

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                    Rabbi Fohrman taught this Premium webinar before Purim of 2018. Come watch, and explore the connections between the story of Purim and the story of Rebecca and her sons.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David FohrmanPurim, Genesis, How, Beginning, Bible, Connects, End, megillah, deception, isaac, rebecca
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                    Why is It Called Purim?

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                    What is the true meaning of the word Purim? Why would we name Purim after Haman's lots, which represent both Haman's method of destruction and his focus on chance, which is antithetical to our belief of God's Divine involvement? In this course, Rabbi Fohrman dismantles our understanding of the Hebrew word Purim with an intriguing Biblical narrative and a challenge to be more like Esther – remaining neutral is not an option. Discover the meaning of Purim.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmanpurim, word, meaning, strange, why, name, holiday, after, enemy, pur, lots, haman, esther, mordechai
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                    Moses and Tzipporah at the Inn

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                    Every hero has an origin story. We are all familiar with Moshe’s origin story. But there is one episode in the story that actually seems quite unfamiliar.  On the road back to Egypt with his wife Tzipporah and their two sons, Moshe and his family stop at an inn when the strangest thing happens. God tries to kill Moses! Fortunately, level-headed Tzipporah saves the day by circumcising their second son and then the story suddenly ends. (Yes, this is a real story from the Chumash! Look it up! It’s Exodus 4:24-26.) What a strange story!  God was the One who sent Moses to Egypt. Moshe was doing what God told him to do! So why would God try to kill him?! Talk about shooting the messenger! In this newly remastered and reanimated video series, Rabbi Fohrman weaves an interpretation of this story into a larger, magnificent tapestry shedding new light on our origin story - The Exodus.UnrestrictedNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
                    1. Moshe and Tziporah Chiasm for Printing (Outline)
                    moses and zipporah, moses wife zipporah, moses and zipporah story, zipporah in the bible, moses and zipporah love story, moses and tzipporah, tziporah meaning, passover
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                      The Deep Connection Between the Biblical Holidays

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                      There are several holidays mentioned in the Bible, including the Three Pilgrimage Festivals: Passover, Sukkot and Shavuot. What makes these days more significant than any other holiday? The Bible seems almost elusive when describing these holy days. Join Rabbi Fohrman as he uncovers the secret theme that permeates these days, allowing a deeper understanding of the holiday cycle to emerge. FreeYesNoYesRabbi David Fohrman
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                        Queen Esther’s Mysterious Past

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                        Unlike most other Jewish Holidays, the story of Queen Esther is about God's hand in what seems like coincidence. But is that the whole story? Wasn't the victory in Esther political rather than spiritual? What lessons are we meant to learn, and how does the story of Purim have any relevance to us? In this course, Rabbi Fohrman takes you on a journey of discovery into the text - revealing layers of meaning that are both startling and profound. This course will transform your ability to read Bible carefully and appreciate the wisdom and profundity of the words of our sages.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmanesther, queen, story, family, feud, ominous, background, megillah, megillat, purim, holiday
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                        The Story of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza: What is Baseless Hatred, Anyway?

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                        When was the last time you hated someone for absolutely no reason? Sinat chinam, baseless hatred, is the reason the Talmud gives for the loss of the Second Temple. But most of us don’t hate for the fun of it. Could it be we’ve been misunderstanding the true meaning of baseless hatred this whole time?FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmansinat chinam, baseless hatred, sinat chinam second temple, tisha b av sinat chinam, kamtza and bar kamtza story
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                        Passover, The Holocaust, & Beyond: What Can We Expect Of Divine Justice?

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                        The enslavement of the Jewish people in Egypt was brutal. Many were murdered, including innocent children. And although God rescued the Jews in the end, one can't help wonder - was that enough? Is there more to the story than what first meets the eye? Join Rabbi Fohrman as he takes a look at God's full response to the great evil that occurred in Egypt, and sheds light on what divine justice really looks like. FreeYesNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
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                          The Meaning of Hallel

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                          We add the prayer service of Hallel on holidays, but what exactly are we saying? Is it just a collection of Psalms? In this course, Rabbi Fohrman argues that not only are we learning what it is to be a servant of God, but we are also discovering the origins of the nation of Israel.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrmanhallel meaning, the story of the jewish people, hallel, hallel psalms, hallel prayer, hallel israel, hallel songs, hallel audio, jewish hallel
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                          A New Audio Reflection on “The Exodus and Its Miracles; the Exodus and Its Lies”

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                          Preparing for Pesach in the middle of a global health crisis raises a lot of big questions. What message can we learn from the story of the Exodus that speaks to our current situation? What spiritual strength might we draw from the holiday to help us through this time?FreeNoNoYesDaniel LoewensteinPesach, Faith, and, COVID-19
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                            The History of Shavuot

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                            The Torah seems to speak of Shavuot as a harvest holiday, but the Rabbis conceive of it as the time to celebrate the Giving of the Torah. Which one is it? In this series, Rabbi Fohrman shows that the two actually complement each other to bring deeper, relevant meaning to Shavuot.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmanwhat does shavuot remember, shavuot in bible, shavuot origin, giving of the torah shavuot, matan torah shavuot, what does shavuot celebrate, shavuot torah
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                            Shavuot Laws & What's So Exciting About Getting A Bunch Of Laws?

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                            Shavuot celebrates Revelation at Sinai & the giving of the Torah – but what's so joyful about laws? Is it really worth celebrating a list of things we can't do? Learn more here!FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmanlaws of shavuot, mitzvot of shavuot, shavuot background, shavuot laws and customs, the importance of shavuot, why do we celebrate shavuot, rules for shavuot, significance of shavuot
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                            The Story of Rachel and Her Tears

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                            In the Book of Jeremiah, we’re told that when Rachel wept for her children, God listened. Perhaps if we can discover why Rachel’s tears had this incredible effect on God, we can discover a way to harness the power of our own tears. FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
                            1. The Power Of Rachel’s Tears - Teacher Guide (Including Outline) (Teacher Guide)
                            2. The Power Of Rachel’s Tears - Outline (Outline)
                            Tisha B’A, Mournin, Rache, Jaco, Midrash, Jeremiah, Yissachar, Empathy, Barren Women, Wives, Leah, Brothers and Sisters, Laban, Deception, Simanim (that’s the Hebrew word for “Signs”), Parshat Vayeitzei, Length: 1:01:58, Presenter: RDF, Format: animated video
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                            Purim: How Thin Is The Line Between Esther And Haman?

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                            How do we come to grips with a command to utterly destroy Amalek? How thin is the line between the great heroism of Esther and the great evil of Haman? The two may not be as far apart as they might seem. Check it out – and please feel free to write back with feedback!FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmanesther, haman, how, thin, line, yibum, law, purim, holiday
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                            Where all the Tragedy Began

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                            The Ninth of Av, the most tragic day in the Jewish calendar, is known as the day that the Temples were destroyed and many other National tragedies. The Talmudic Sages, however, point to a much earlier event in Jewish History as the first Tisha B'Av: the sin of the spies in the desert. What does that seemingly unrelated event have to do with the destruction of the Temples? And what powerful ramifications can it teach us today on how to bring about the longed-for redemption?FreeYesNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
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                              Understanding The Miracles Performed By Moses

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                              At the burning bush, God gave Moses three signs to show the People of Israel to demonstrate that He is in fact with them. Was there any significance to these 3 signs, or did God randomly select three signs? Also, were the signs even effective? Join Rabbi Fohrman as he takes a closer look at these three signs from God and demonstrates how they seem to correspond to the three ways in which Egypt made Israel suffer, and moreover, to three lies that were involved in the suffering of the People of Israel. Redemption from Egypt wasn’t just about setting Israel free – it was about exposing those lies so the Egyptian persecutors wouldn’t be able to hide from knowledge of their deeds.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
                              1. Teacher Guide: The Three Great Lies of the Exodus (Teacher Guide)
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                              Tisha B'Av & The Spies - Epilogue

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                              Join Rabbi Fohrman and Immanuel Shalev for an in-depth look at Tisha B'Av & The Spies: An Origin Story. Listen and discover the vast amount of material that didn't make the final videos, and get the chance to go behind-the-scenes with the visionaries of Aleph Beta while enhancing your connection to Tisha B'Av. Producer CircleYesNoNoRabbi David FohrmanBackstage, Pass, 2021
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                                Split the Baby? King Solomon's Test of Wisdom

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                                The story of Solomon and the two babies is one of the most famous and iconic in the entire Bible. The text seems to present it as a great test of Solomon’s marvelous wisdom. And yet, is it really? Sure, the solution of splitting the baby seems clever enough, but clever isn’t the same as… wise. Imagine a potential Supreme Court justice facing confirmation pointing to this incredible idea he once had – bring the sword – to establish his credentials; and imagine the Senate unanimously confirming him by acclaim. Wouldn’t happen, right? I’ve  been working on this story lately. My theory is that the story of Solomon and the two babies isn’t meant as a proof of his wisdom, but something far more profound: a mechanism by which he achieves that wisdom. Hidden in the depths of the court case facing the king is everything he will need to know to achieve true understanding in his life. I’m still working on the theory - and am excited to share this work in progress with you. I think it has some profound ramifications.Producer CircleYesNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
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                                  The Exodus Story That Could Have Been

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                                  The Exodus story ends in carnage for the Egyptians, and in glorious salvation for the Israelites – but could this story have ended differently? Could the Egyptians also have lived happily ever after? Rabbi Fohrman thinks we can find the answer by noticing some uncanny resemblances to another biblical story. Join us as we explore a new way of reading the Exodus story. FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
                                  1. Teacher Guide: The Exodus That Could Have Been (Teacher Guide)
                                  exodus story, exodus bible story, passover story exodus, jewish exodus story, what is the story of exodus about, what is the meaning of the exodus story, the passover story in the bible, story behind passover
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                                  Understanding Selichot

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                                  Have you ever felt the Selichot prayer service difficult to connect to? Join Rabbi Fohrman as he dives into the Biblical texts and examines more closely the themes that permeate the Selichot prayers. Connect more deeply to these complex prayers, and enter the High Holiday period with new understanding. This video is a recording of a live event, held August 28th, 2021. For more on Selichot, join Rabbi Fohrman and the Aleph Beta scholars in Selichot Demystified.FreeYesNoNoRabbi David FohrmanUnderstanding, Selichot
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                                    Parshat Nitzavim: What Is the 'Hidden Sin' In This Week's Parsha?

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                                    Parshat Nitzavim states, “The hidden things are for God but the revealed things are for us,” which suggests perhaps that only God can punish for sins done in private. Could the parsha be alluding to a specific hidden sin in our history? Beth Lesch and Ami Silver re-examine the text of Nitzavim and its references to the story of the Sale of Joseph.FreeNoNoYesBeth LeschParshat, Nitzavim, What, Is, the, Hidden Sin, In, This, Week, Parsha
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                                    Remember Amalek; Don't Forget

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                                    Parshat Ki Teitzei includes the commandment to wipe out the memory of Amalek, the nation who attacked the Israelites after the Exodus. What did they do that was so evil that they deserve to be completely erased from history? Our parsha holds a surprising key to the Amalek puzzle, through another mitzvah that touches on themes of memory and erasing. Looking at these two mitzvot together opens up a new understanding of the battle with Amalek, what it meant for the Israelites, and what it means today.FreeNoNoYesAmi Silverparshat, ki teitzei, remember, amalek, dont, forget
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                                    The Story Of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

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                                    On Lag BaOmer we commemorate the death of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai -- a Talmudic sage from the second century. As such, every year on Lag BaOmer, tens of thousands of people travel to his burial place in Meron, a small town in northern Israel, where they sing and dance around giant bonfires to celebrate his legacy. But who exactly was Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai? And what about his legacy is so important that we celebrate it every year? Join us as we explore this pivotal question by re-examining the stories of this Talmudic scholar – and never think of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, or Lag BaOmer the same way again.FreeNoNoNoDaniel Loewensteinwho was rabbi shimon bar yochai, rabbi shimon bar yochai, meron rabbi shimon bar, story of rabbi shimon bar yochai
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                                      What It Means To Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

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                                      We all know the maxim, "Love your neighbor as yourself." But how do I do that? As it turns out, the Torah points a way. In this video, Rabbi Fohrman gives us the context for this directive, and helps us find the building blocks for true love.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmanlove your neighbor as yourself meaning, love your neighbor as yourself leviticus, what does it mean to love your neighbor as yourself, torah love your neighbor as yourself, how to love your neighbor as you love yourself, love your neighbor as yourself commentary, ways to love your neighbor as yourself
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                                      Of Soldiers And Slaves: Divine Justice In The Face Of Great Human Evil

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                                      What can we expect of God, by way of justice, in the face of great human evil? That question was always pertinent, perhaps, throughout history -- but in the shadow of the Holocaust, it seems especially pertinent and troubling. Does Nazi Germany's defeat in war mean that the scores have been settled? Is justice on any level something we should be looking for, from the Almighty? Or: Are these divine secrets that humans really have no business asking about? In this talk, Rabbi Fohrman argues that the Torah doesn't ignore these issues, but implicitly addresses them in some powerful ways. The key is to look carefully at what the text tells us about... soldiers and slaves....FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
                                      1. Of Soldiers And Slaves: Divine Justice In The Face Of Great Human Evil - Additional Doc (Outline)
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                                      Hollywood and the Rabbis

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                                      Hanukkah commemorates the clash between Judaism and Hellenism. Are these two cultures completely incompatible? Or is there a place for Hellenistic values in Judaism? In the video The Hanukkah That Might Have Been, Rabbi Fohrman suggests that beauty and aesthetics can add great meaning to our lives when they are approached as a means for deepening our relationship with God. In this special epilogue, Rabbi Fohrman puts this theory into practice, by sharing some of his favorite TV and movie scenes and the deeper lessons he's learned from them. Grab some popcorn, get comfortable, and join Rabbi Fohrman and Imu for: Hollywood and the Rabbis.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David FohrmanHollywood, and, the, Rabbis, Epilogue
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                                        Origins Of The Firstborn Nation

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                                        The story of the Exodus reminds us of the experience of our ancestors, the Israelites, and their freedom from Egypt. And the climax, of the story, right before they're all taken out of Egypt, is when the Israelites bring the Korban Pesach, the Passover offering. Today, when we think of that story, we can't help but ask...what is the Passover offering all about? And, Rabbi Fohrman asks, how meaningful can the Exodus be to us today, if we don't understand the Passover offering at all?FreeNoNoYesRabbi David FohrmanGod, chosen, nation, firstborn, origin, pesach, passover, israel
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                                        Selichot: Demystified

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                                        Ever find Selichot inaccessible? Join Rabbi Fohrman and the Aleph Beta Scholars for this pre-Selichot discussion and enter Selichot truly prepared to connect.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David FohrmanSelichot, Demystified
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                                          Who Is Haman?

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                                          We often think of Esther almost as a fairytale, with evil Haman, silly Achashverosh, brilliant Mordechai and angelic Esther. In this video course, Rabbi Fohrman uncovers a fascinating connection between the story of the Garden of Eden and the megillah of Esther - and ultimately, Esther's actions help to redeem the fall of humankind after the sin in the Garden of Eden.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
                                          1. Megillat Esther: Redeeming the Sin of Eden (Teacher Guide)
                                          haman, purim, agagite, redeem, eden, first, sin, tree, good, evil, knowledge, tov, rah, esther, zeresh, Achashverosh, megillat, megillah, holiday
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                                          Is Ha’azinu The Song Of Doom?

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                                          In Parshat Ha’azinu, the Israelites receive a frightening prophetic “song” about their future failure to follow God’s will, and the punishment they receive as a result. When Moshe introduces this prophecy, he states that he hopes his speech will fall “ke-se’irim alei desheh” -- like some sort of ‘rain upon grass.’ What does that mean? And why is it stated as an introduction to the song? Join Daniel Loewenstein and Ami Silver as they explore the hidden layers of meaning in Ha’azinu, and the crucial questions it raises for us today.FreeNoNoYesDaniel LoewensteinParshat, Ha’azinu, Is, This, The, Song, of, Doom
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                                          Moshe’s Final Farewell

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                                          In the Torah’s final parsha, Moshe is preparing to take leave of the nation he has been so devoted all of these years. He gives them blessings before taking his final departure. He then ascends a mountain and is laid to rest in an unknown burial place. Or is it? A careful reading of Moshe’s blessings may give us clues as to where he was buried. The significance of this is not so much about identifying the geographical location of his grave, as it is about teaching us a profound lesson in loyalty, brotherhood and redeeming unfulfilled dreams. Join us for a deep look at the Torah’s bittersweet ending.FreeNoNoYesAmi Silverparshat, vzot, habracha, moshes, final, farewell
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                                          What Are Blessings And Curses, Really?

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                                          In Parshat Ki Tavo, the Israelites are told how they should publicly bless those who keep God's commandments, and curse those who violate them, making declaration from two specific mountains – Mount Gerizim and Mount Eval. But what's so special about these mountains, and why must it be so public? Daniel Loewenstein and Beth Lesch explore the gematria, grammar and topography hidden in Ki Tavo to understand what blessings and curses really mean.FreeNoNoYesDaniel Loewensteinki tavo curses, mount gerizim and mount ebal, mount ebal meaning, mount gerizim meaning, mount gerizim blessings and curses, mount gerizim in the bible, mount ebal in the bible
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                                          How to Apologize

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                                          Join Rabbi Fohrman as he builds on the ideas first explored in Aleph Beta's course, Is There a Right Way to Do Teshuvah. FreeNoNoNoRabbi David FohrmanHow, to, Apologize
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                                            The Yamim Norai’m And The Difference Between Awe And Fear

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                                            Many of us associate the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) with guilt and fear. But is “awe” the same thing as “fear”? Answering this question may be key to breaking free of the painful emotions that often accompany these days and experiencing them in a brand new, uplifting way. FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmandays, awe, fear, yamim, noraim, high, holidays, rosh, hoshanah, yom, kippur, confusing, confuse, satan, shofar, difference
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                                            Judgment Day: Epilogue

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                                            Join Rabbi Fohrman and Imu Shalev as they build on the ideas first explored in Aleph Beta's course, Judgment Day. FreeNoNoNoRabbi David FohrmanJudgment, Day, Epilogue
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                                              Commentary On Unetaneh Tokef - The High Holiday’s Scariest Prayer

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                                              At the center of the High Holidays' prayer service is the passage "Unetaneh Tokef." The powerful and dramatic prayer borrows imagery from the story of Elijah. A closer look at this biblical story sheds light on God's relationship of justice and mercy with His people, and helps us understand this prayer in a deeper way.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrmanunetaneh, tokef, prayer, high, holidays, scariest, rosh, hashanah, yom, kippur, tefillah, tefilat, jonah
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                                              Bar And Bat Mitzvah Preparation Course

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                                              Bar Mitzvah PlaylistFreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmanbar mitzvah video, bar mitzvah video, bar bat mitzvah preparation
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                                                A Jewish Framework For Thinking About Life After Death

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                                                How are we supposed to make sense of loss? What is the meaning of life? In this deep dive Premium course, Rabbi Fohrman shares how he has come to understand mourning and loss in the larger context of life, death and living a purposeful life. FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmanbible comfort in death, bible comfort for loss of loved one, god's comfort in times of loss, jewish life after death
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                                                Acher: He Who Must Not Be Named

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                                                Can we ever do something so bad there’s no coming back from it? In this series, Rabbi Fohrman grapples with the nature of atonement through a close reading of the story of Elisha ben Avuya, the famous apostate “Acher,” and his fiercely loyal student, Rabbi Meir. FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrmanacher, rabbi meir, elisha ben abuyah, rabbi meir eliyahu, elisha ben avuya, he who must not be named
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                                                What's Wrong With Moses’ Leadership?

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                                                Parshat Vayeilech records Moses’ farewell speech on the last day of his life, where he reminds the people that he won’t be leading them into Israel and that Joshua will take over his position. But when you look closely at what Moses says about Joshua, you can’t help but ask, was Moses trying to sabotage Joshua's leadership, or warn the people about something? Beth Lesch and Daniel Loewenstein discover a hidden narrative in the Torah about the dangers of leadership.FreeNoNoYesBeth Leschleadership style of moses, moses leadership skills, moses leadership style
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                                                The Hidden Story of Mordecai

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                                                Rabbi Fohrman introduces the question of why Mordechai doesn’t bow to Haman, dispelling common explanations by showing that bowing, itself, isn’t idolatrous, that the story of Haman’s wearing an idol is not actually in the text, and connecting the narrative to that involving Potiphar’s wife.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
                                                1. The Viceroy: Mordechai's Hidden Story (Teacher Guide)
                                                mordechai, mordecai, story, hidden, viceroy, why, did, not, does, refuse, bow, haman, purim, esther, holiday
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                                                The Story of Boaz and Ruth

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                                                We don’t often talk about how the story of Lot and his daughters is a little risqué for Biblical literature. But looking back at similar illicit stories, of Yehuda and Tamar and Boaz and Ruth, a transcendent lesson emerges. Instead of sly sensuality defining the story, Rabbi Fohrman finds a redemptive love and kindness within the text, shedding new light and understanding on the concepts of kindness and recognition.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
                                                1. Outline: The ‘Scandalous’ Backstory of Boaz and Ruth (Outline)
                                                2. Teacher Guide: The ‘Scandalous’ Backstory of Boaz and Ruth (Teacher Guide)
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                                                Why God Chose The Israelites For The Promised Land

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                                                Rabbi David Block asks an interesting question: why do the Israelites get to go into the land of Israel? Was it because of merit? Or because it was promised to our ancestors? Or, as the parsha suggests, because of the evil of the other nations? In this video, we analyze these reasons and suggest that they all work together to fulfill our covenant with God – to be a model nation for the world.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Block
                                                1. Why Does The Nation Of Israel Merit The Land? (Outline)
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                                                What Is The Book Of Maccabees About?

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                                                How does the Hanukkah story fit into the larger context of Jewish history? Join Rabbi Fohrman as he ventures deep into the oft-overlooked Book of the Maccabees, a first-hand account of the story of Hanukkah, to discover unexpected biblical echoes in the miracles of Hanukkah. FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
                                                1. The Maccabees’ First-Hand Account Of Hanukkah - Teachers Guide (Teacher Guide)
                                                2. The Maccabees’ First-Hand Account Of Hanukkah - Outline (Outline)
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                                                Why Did God Ask Abraham To Sacrifice His Son?

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                                                On Rosh Hashanah, we read about the Akeidah, when Abraham was asked to offer Isaac up as a sacrifice. But how are we supposed to make sense of this story that seems to pit obedience to God against our most basic sense of morality? FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrmanabraham sacrifice isaac, sacrifice of isaac, abraham isaac sacrifice lesson, why did abraham sacrifice his son isaac, isaac sacrifice story, abraham sacrificing isaac meaning
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                                                  King David's Haunted Past

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                                                  The Sale of Joseph doesn't affect only one or two generations – it goes all the way to King David, hundreds of years later. David inaugurates the Temple in Jerusalem with a special psalm – but nothing about the text seems to relate to the Temple at all! In this lecture, Rabbi Fohrman explains that in Psalm 30, David was hearkening back to his ancestor Judah to explain why Judah merited for his descendants to build the Temple.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
                                                  1. Mizmor Shir Chanukat HaBayit (PowerPoint Presentation)
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                                                  Judaism Vs. Hellenism and the True Story of Hanukkah

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                                                  Hanukkah commemorates the clash between Judaism and Hellenism. Beauty, art, culture… are these the enemy? The answer to this question may lie in a story the Talmud tells. It's not quite the story of Hanukkah, but could it be the story of a Hanukkah that might have been? FreeNoNoNoRabbi David FohrmanJudaism, Hellenism, Second, Story, Behind, Hanukkah, what, could, have, been, beauty, Antiochus, Alexander, kohen, gadol, Shimon, Hatzadik, Shem, Japheth
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                                                  The War On Hanukkah

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                                                  How do you celebrate Hanukkah? You light the menorah, of course, to commemorate the Miracle of Lights. But what about the other big miracle of Hanukkah, the military victory of the Maccabean revolt -- why don’t we have an equally important ritual around that? Isn’t that just as important to remember?  FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
                                                  1. What Does Hanukkah Really Celebrate? - Outline (Outline)
                                                  2. What Does Hanukkah Really Celebrate? - Teachers Guide (Teacher Guide)
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                                                  The Tree of Life vs The Tree of Knowledge

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                                                  Knowing Good and Evil What does it mean for us to recognize God as our King, Master of the universe? In this series, Rabbi Fohrman examines the early chapters of Genesis to discover just what God's mastery is all about – and what it really means to recognize it. Discover other great Rosh Hashanah videos at Aleph Beta, including ‘How To Prepare For Rosh Hashana”, “How To Do Teshuva”. and “Akeidah: The Story Of Abraham & Isaac”PremiumNoNoYesRabbi David FohrmanGood, Evil, Garden, Eden, tree, knowledge, life, abel, cain, adam, eve, genesis, snake
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                                                  Hidden Dimensions of Sefirat HaOmer

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                                                  Hidden Dimensions of Sefirat HaOmerFreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
                                                  1. YIW Manna and Omer - Source Sheet (Outline)
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                                                    Shiny New Things with Rabbi Fohrman

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                                                    Enjoy this recording of Shiny New Things with Rabbi Fohrman. Rabbi Fohrman delights in finding wonderful patterns or other ‘aha’ moments in Biblical text that are the beginning to a process of discovery. That process might culminate in an Aleph Beta animated video or audio series -- but it starts with that shiny new thing. And that's where you come in. When Rabbi Fohrman comes across 'shiny new things,' he wants to show them to interested folks, and get a chance to talk with them about it. Through learning with you, other dimensions of the pattern that were missed usually begin to emerge, and the meaning of the pattern often begins to come into focus. You are an integral part of Shiny New Things, and we hope you'll be able to join! Shiny New Things is an exclusive weekly event for Producers Circle members. This is an incredible opportunity to be a part of Rabbi Fohrman's learning and writing process, to offer feedback, and genuinely impact the direction of future ideas. Not to mention a chance to hear the extra “bonus” material that doesn’t make it into a book or video. Shiny New Things meets every Wednesday, 7-8:30 pm ET.Producer CircleYesNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
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                                                      What Does It Mean To Be A Fair Judge?

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                                                      In Parshat Shoftim, we're given a detailed list of instructions as to how to establish a justice system. Yet there are seemingly random topics woven into these instructions, like idolatry, and how to properly offer an animal to God. Is there a reason for these odd interludes? Are they telling us something important about the justice system? Join Daniel Loewenstein and Beth Lesch as they consider what is true justice in the Torah.FreeNoNoYesDaniel Loewensteinwhat does the bible say about judging, two or three witnesses bible, verse bible lesson on judging others
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                                                      Parshat Shoftim: What Does It Mean To Be A Fair Judge?

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                                                      In Parshat Shoftim, we're given a detailed list of instructions as to how to establish a justice system. Yet there are seemingly random topics woven into these instructions, like idolatry, and how to properly offer an animal to God. Is there a reason for these odd interludes? Are they telling us something important about the justice system? Join Daniel Loewenstein and Beth Lesch as they consider what true justice in the Torah really is -- and never think of Parshat Shoftim the same.FreeNoYesNoDaniel Loewensteinparshat,shoftim,what,does,it,mean,to,be,a,fair,judge
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                                                      Model Passover Seder

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                                                      Insights into the Passover Haggadah Sit alongside Rabbi Fohrman and our CEO Imu Shalev for a model seder as they explore wonderfully new and invigorating ideas on an age-old seder tradition. Producer CircleYesNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
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                                                        Spiritual Preparation For Rosh Hashanah

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                                                        A Guide For Rosh Hashanah With just 5 minutes a day, you'll be ready to show up on Rosh Hashanah feeling prepared. We’ll talk about prayer, how to understand davening, why we blow the shofar, how to leave behind all the guilt of Rosh Hashanah, and why this holiday is absolutely worth celebrating.FreeNoNoNoImmanuel Shalevprepare, preparation, rosh, hashanah, how, what, why, celebrate, spritual, guide, lesson
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                                                        Is It Kosher To Argue With God?

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                                                        In Emor, we read about the Mekalel (the "Blasphemer"), the man who is punished for cursing God. Cursing God doesn't sound like a very religious thing to do, but it raises the question: Is it ever OK to speak against God? What about arguing with God? Find out in this audio series.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrmanarguing with god in the bible, bible characters who argued with god, moses argues with god
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                                                        The Mysterious Connection Between the Books of Leviticus & Esther

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                                                        The Book of Esther is filled with many biblical echoes that deepen and enrich our understanding of what really happened in Shushan. Join Rabbi David Fohrman and Rabbanit Shani Taragin as they trace the Book of Esther back to the dedication of the Tabernacle in the Book of Leviticus, and enter Purim with a new perspective.FreeYesNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
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                                                          Rabbi Fohrman on the Documentary Hypothesis

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                                                          The Documentary Hypothesis claims that the Torah is a compilation of many manuscripts with several authors. Aleph Beta Methodology is a rebuttal to this claim - intertextuality, chiasms that span through many different sections of the bible - these and much more are a natural way to disprove the Documentary Hypothesis. In this short audio clip, Rabbi Fohrman discusess at length how his work organically takes the offense against these false claims, and how he rebuts the Documentary Hypothesis. For more on this, take a look at A Tale of Two Names: Elokim and YHVH, a dynamic audio lectures series with Rabbi Fohrman that delves into Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 and demonstrates how these two texts are proof of how the Torah is a unified book with one author - God. FreeYesNoYesRabbi David Fohrman
                                                          1. Chiasm Article (Outline)
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                                                            The Meaning Of Sefirat Haomer

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                                                            Why do we count the Omer? A common answer is that we're counting down the days until we get to Sinai. But the Omer doesn't count down- it counts up. We don't say '8 days left to Sinai' we say '42 days are gone since we offered the Omer offering'. So what is this count about anyway? In this series, Rabbi Fohrman traces the roots of the Omer offering, taking us into a journey that explores the meaning of brick-making and bread-making, and the significance of both of these to the newly freed Israelites. What emerges is a view of the Omer that makes this offering a touchstone for an understanding of freedom, the Sabbath, and of law itself in our society.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David FohrmanFrom, Egypt, to, Sinai, The, Difference, Is, In, The, Bricks
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                                                              Rabbi Fohrman on Teaching Torah

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                                                              Have you ever wondered how you can apply Aleph Beta's methodological tools in and out of the classroom? Or questioned what the best way is to teach Torah to children and young adults? Join Rabbi Fohrman as he iterates the many techniques he uses to spark excitement in youth, and offers a new way to approach teaching Torah text that challenges many current educational methods.FreeYesNoYesRabbi David Fohrman
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                                                                What The Bible Says About Eating Meat

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                                                                What is the Torah's take on eating animals? Is it a spiritual ideal? Or a concession to mankind's desire?FreeNoNoNoBeth Leschwhat does the bible say about eating meat, what does the bible say about eating animals, bible verses about eating meat, bible verse about eating animals, does the bible say not to eat meat, what does the bible say about eating meat with blood, is it wrong to eat meat according to the bible
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                                                                  An Exploration of Job: How to Live with Unanswered Questions?

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                                                                  Have you ever wondered why good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people? Doesn't that seem to fundamentally negate the Torah's concept of reward and punishment? And how can we live with these challenging questions when there doesn't seem to be an answer? In the following learning session, Rabbi Fohrman compares 2 seemingly unrelated Biblical characters: Job (Iyov) and Abraham. Although they appear to live in totally different time periods, the Talmud seems to indicate that they really are deeply connected. The parallels that are explored here are striking, and offer deep new psychological insights into two of the most difficult stories in the entire Torah: the expulsion of Ishmael and the binding of Isaac. To learn more about Job, check out our course Job: Am I Allowed to be Angry at God? For more material on the connection between the expulsion of Ishmaels and the binding of Isaac, check out our course Phantom Akeidah: Abraham's Sacrifice of Ishmael? FreeYesNoYesRabbi David Fohrman
                                                                  1. The Role of Doubt in Faith (Outline)
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                                                                    Refa'einu: Prayer, Sefirah and Healing from Trauma

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                                                                    Refa’einu is a plea for health found in the Shmoneh Esrei prayer. As the world continues to battle COVID-19, what better text to turn to for spiritual guidance. But when you take a close look at this prayer, something remarkable emerges. Refa’einu has an unexpected connection to Sefirat HaOmer, the period on our calendar that marks the time between the Exodus from Egypt and the giving of the Torah.  Could understanding the deeper meaning of the Omer somehow help us understand Refa’einu? Could this connection help us learn to relate to God as our healer?  In this course, Rabbi Fohrmand and Immanuel Shalev take a deep dive into Refa’einu and its Torah references, to shed light on what it means to truly heal, emotionally and spiritually--with empowering implications for us today. FreeNoNoYesRabbi David FohrmanRefa'einu, Prayer, Sefirah, and, Healing, from, Trauma
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                                                                      The Meaning of Sabbath Prayers

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                                                                      The language the rabbis use to introduce the Sabbath Amidah prayers serves as a commentary on these biblical verses. These introductions show us how to read the verses and give us some insight into the meaning of the sabbath... join Rabbi Fohrman as he selves into the sage's words and uncovers The Meaning of the Sabbath Prayers.PremiumNoNoNoRabbi David FohrmanThe, Meaning, of, Sabbath, Prayers
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                                                                        Divine Lottery: Fate, Chance And Themes

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                                                                        What are the main themes of Purim that emerge from the Book of Esther? We dive into the glaring questions in Megillat answer and uncover the surprising answers.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrmanpurim, themes, esther, book, megillat, megillah, divine, lottery, fate, chance, three, underlying, choice, whose, haman, mordechai
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                                                                        Job: Am I Allowed To Be Angry At God?

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                                                                        Sometimes we find ourselves confronting a troubling reality: that seemingly bad things happen to seemingly good people. How do we deal with that? What is the “religious” response to that conundrum? This question is at the heart of the Book of Job. In this course, learn more about Job, and his struggles with God and suffering.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrman
                                                                        1. Understanding the Book of Job Sinai Presentation (PowerPoint Presentation)
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                                                                        The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

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                                                                        Recited every Saturday morning as part of the Shabbat morning liturgy, Psalm 19 is full of vivid poetry: descriptions of the sun, the sky, a groom and the Torah. Imagery and words that come together as the heavens declare the glory of God. Join Rabbi Fohrman & Imu Shalev as they discuss possible meanings to this Psalm, and why the Psalmist chose to structure Psalm 19 in this unique way. For more courses that focus on Psalms, be sure to check out King David's Haunted Past (Psalm 30), Shir Hamaalot (Psalm 126), and Al Naharot Bavel (Psalm 137). FreeYesNoYesRabbi David Fohrman
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                                                                          Shema Intensive Mini-Series With Rabbi Fohrman

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                                                                          The Shema prayer is known to be the Jewish people's declaration of faith. Yet, what makes these verses more significant than others parts of the Bible? Join Rabbi Fohrman as he explores the 3 chapters of the Shema, and take a closer look as what makes these chapters so significant.FreeYesNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
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                                                                            Your Questions Answered on Aleph Beta’s Approach and Methodology

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                                                                            Join Rabbi Fohrman as he answers fans' questions about his approach to learning and methodology. FreeNoNoYesRabbi David FohrmanQ & A with, Rabbi, Fohrman
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                                                                              Shattered Tablets And The Calf Of Gold

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                                                                              We're all familiar with the Golden Calf story, but there are some glaring questions we rarely address. For example, how could Israel possibly believe that the calf brought them out of Egypt, after seeing the spectacular ten plagues and splitting of the sea? In this 12-part series, Rabbi Fohrman studies the Golden Calf story in depth to search for answers.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrman
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                                                                              What Does The Omer Offering Have To Do With The Jewish Holidays?

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                                                                              In Parshat Emor, we read through the laws and details of the Biblical holidays. But this section also includes a few other laws – like the Omer offering, and agricultural laws like Pe’ah and Leket. Why are those laws included with the Jewish holidays? Join Rabbi Fohrman and Rivky as they re-examine the Emor text, and discover its subtle shared language with a few other texts of the Torah.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrmanomer meaning, omer in the bible, omer measurement, what is an omer in the bible, omer laws, omer offering, omer jewish holiday, omer judaism,
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                                                                              Abraham's Journey 2

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                                                                              Abraham's Journey 2FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrman
                                                                              1. Abraham's Journey 2 (Outline)
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                                                                              The Role of the Daughter of Pharaoh in the Story of Yetziat Mizraim

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                                                                              In this video, Rabbi Fohrman is joined by Adam Mintz, Director of 929 English, for a discussion about the role of Pharaoh's Daughter in the story of Yetziat Mizraim. This discussion was recorded live on Zoom, June 25, 2020.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David FohrmanThe, Role, of, the, Daughter, of, Pharaoh, in, the, Story, of, Yetziat, Mizraim
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                                                                                Why Did Israelites Become Slaves?

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                                                                                The Exodus story is gripping, emotional, and exciting. But...isn't it also deeply theologically troubling? God freed us from slavery, yes - but why did God allow the Israelites to become enslaved in the first place? Why not skip the whole slavery part, and go straight to the happy ending? Join Rabbi Fohrman on the search for answers, and a deeper understanding about how much we have to be thankful for.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrmanwhy did god allow slavery, exodus slavery, why didnt god stop slavery, why did god allow israel to be enslaved, israel in slavery for 400 years, haggadah questions
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                                                                                Is Sefer Vayikra More Than Just Laws About Korbanot?

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                                                                                We learn in Vayikra about the laws of the Korbanot — sacrifices to God. But there’s something very difficult about studying Vayikra. It can be incredibly boring. There’s no storyline, just a lot of very specific rules. So, how can we approach Vayikra in a more engaging way? Join Rabbi Fohrman and Imu as they reexamine the two narratives surrounding Vayikra — the story of God’s cloud directing the Israelites — and discover a new narrative, with insights about how to become closer to God.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrmanthe purpose of leviticus, historical context of leviticus, leviticus commentary, what is the point of leviticus, importance of leviticus, lessons from leviticus, explanation of leviticus, the book of leviticus explained
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                                                                                  The Joseph Story

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                                                                                  The story of Joseph and his brothers is one of the most well-known in the entire Bible. And yet, the story – for all its familiarity and simplicity – is darker than the one we might remember learning as a child. Indeed, a sober reading of the text reveals that this is no child's story at all. What are we to make of this story of near-fratricide? What enduring meaning does it hold out to us?FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
                                                                                  1. Joseph Powerpoint 1 (PowerPoint Presentation)
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                                                                                  5. Joseph and Pharah Father Baltimore Show (PowerPoint Presentation)
                                                                                  torah # bible joseph # bible joseph dreams # bible story # joseph and his brothers bible story #
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                                                                                    Why Couldn't Moses Enter The Land?

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                                                                                    Moses was barred from entering the land because he struck the rock, right? Turns out it's not so simple. Understand why our greatest leader was deprived of the opportunity to step foot in the Promised Land.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrman
                                                                                    1. Why Couldn't Moses Enter The Land? (Outline)
                                                                                    why couldn t moses enter the promised land, why didn t moses enter the promised land, why did moses never entered the promised land
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                                                                                    Praying for Health: Refainu and the Exodus

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                                                                                    Praying for Health: Refainu and the ExodusFreeNoNoNoRabbi David FohrmanPraying, for, Health, Refainu, and, the, Exodus
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                                                                                      What Does Yom Kippur Have To Do With Megillat Esther?

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                                                                                      Acharei Mot describes the priest’s Yom Kippur service in the Tabernacle, with strangely similar language to Megillat Esther. But what does Yom Kippur—with themes of repentance and closeness to God—have to do with Esther? Rabbi Fohrman and Rivky re-examine these two texts.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrmanavodah, service, yom, kippur, bible, seder, megillat, esther, megillah, tabernacle, priest, parsha, lab, acharei, mot, kedoshim, weekly, portion
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                                                                                      Elijah: What Is A Defender Of God?

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                                                                                      Pinchas is famously described as acting zealously for God – and so is Elijah the prophet. The Sages see these two figures as connected, one statement even claiming they're the same person. Watch to learn more about the Bible's other zealot.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrmanelijah bible study, elijah bible character, significance of elijah in the bible, elijah in the bible meaning, elijah bible lessons
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                                                                                        The Rise of Antisemitism: A Glimpse Into Amalek’s Tortured Soul

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                                                                                        Antisemitism. Where did it all originate and can we trace it through the Tanahk? Rabbi Fohrman argues that it may have begun with the story of Amelek, which is widely known as one of the most mystifying and difficult episodes in the Torah.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrman
                                                                                        1. Amalek and the Manna - Presentation 1 (Outline)
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                                                                                        amalek, antisemitism, rise, glimpse, tortured, soul, battle, israel, israelites, war
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                                                                                        Shiny New Things with Ami

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                                                                                        Join Rabbi Ami Silver for a fascinating two part series on Noah.Producer CircleNoNoNoAmi Silver
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                                                                                          Jacob: Man of Truth?

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                                                                                          Jacob, our esteemed forefather, is looked to as a role model… our Sages even call him an ish emet, “a man of truth.” But what about that whole impersonating-his-brother-and-lying-to-his-father episode? Would a man of truth do that? It’s not easy to reconcile these things… but that is precisely what Rabbi Forhman manages to do in this provocative audio series.FreeNoNoNoRabbi David Fohrman
                                                                                          1. Epilogue: Purim Part 1 Transcript (Transcript)
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                                                                                            Shemittah, Yovel And… Mount Sinai?

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                                                                                            This week’s double parsha, Behar-Bechokotai, focuses on the agricultural cycles of Shemittah and Yovel. Strangely enough, the language here carries echoes of some of the themes of last week’s parsha, and even seems to take us all the way back to Mount Sinai. Are these ideas somehow connected? What could the revelation at Sinai have to do with agricultural laws in the land of Israel? Join Rivky Stern and first time co-host Ami Silver as they explore these fascinating connections and the implications for what it means to live together with God in this world.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrman7 years in the bible, seventh year in the bible, 50 year jubilee bible, shabbatot definition, jubilee law, every seven years in the bible, 7 year cycles in the bible
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                                                                                            Paradise Lost: From Eden to Flood

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                                                                                            Paradise Lost: From Eden to Flood by Rabbi FohrmanFreeNoNoYesRabbi David FohrmanParadise # Lost: # From # Eden # to # Flood
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                                                                                            What Does Childbirth Have In Common With Leprosy?

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                                                                                            In Parshat Tazria-Metzora, we learn about the different ways that one can become “tamei,” spiritually impure – such as giving birth, to someone who has contracted leprosy. But how do these radically different ways of becoming tamei actually connect? Are we meant to believe that the miracle of birth is similar to a plague of deformity? Join Rabbi Fohrman and Imu as they reexamine the text and find thematic connections to explain how these strange laws are actually connected.FreeNoNoYesRabbi David Fohrmanbiblical leprosy, what does leprosy mean in the bible, biblical meaning of leprosy, childbirth in the bible, miriam leprosy, spiritual leprosy, spiritual meaning of leprosy
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