What Does It Mean To Be A Good Person?

How To Be A Good Person According To The Bible

Rabbi David Fohrman
Rabbi David Fohrman


How can we answer the question about what qualities make us 'good' human beings in the eyes of God? This video looks at the verses of two speeches in the Bible, by Moses and Micah, about what God specifically asks of us.

In Parshat Eikev, we read that Moshe tells the nation exactly what God wants us to do in this life – but the prophet Micah makes a similar speech many generations later and exhorts the people very differently. Why? Rabbi Fohrman takes us into Micah's speech to see what the Bible says are the critical building blocks of being a good person.