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Harry Rothenberg

Harry Rothenberg, as his accent suggests, is originally from Philadelphia and still spends too much time rooting for its sports teams. An attorney, he is best known for his representation of victims of catastrophic injury at the Rothenberg Law Firm, where he works with his parents and 5 of his siblings. But he's equally passionate about lecturing on Jewish topics, particularly to audiences that did not have the same opportunity that he had to study for 3 years in Israel at Ohr Somayach yeshiva. A 1988 graduate of Columbia College and a 1993 graduate of Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, Harry lives in northern New Jersey with his wife Amy. Their 8 children range in age from their 21 year old eldest son to their 3 year old twin boys, who as their frequent guests can attest, are now in charge at their house.

Family Matters

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At long last, Jacob returns home. He hopes for tranquility but ends up with more family strife instead. Why?


Hanukkah: You Can Run But You Can't Hide

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Hanukkah is the time to proclaim your Judaism loud and clear.


Here's Looking At You, Kid

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Jacob hides his daughter Dinah so that his wicked brother Esav will not see her and desire her. That sounds reasonable, so why is Jacob criticized for this?


Just Kidding

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Rachel asks her sister Leah for a favor and receives a shocking reply. What exactly is going on?


Twins

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The twins, Jacob and Esav, grow up together then go their separate ways. But could things have been different?


No Regrets

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Last week's Torah portion ends with the triumphant return of Abraham and Isaac from the Binding of Isaac. This week's portion begins with the death of Sarah. How are those two scenes related?


2 Hearts Beat As One

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Punctuation Saves Lives

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By shifting a couple of commas, we can dramatically change how we view Noach.


Gone With the Wind

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Why do we head outside on Sukkot so soon after Yom Kippur?


Plain Vanilla

Plain Vanilla

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Just how sophisticated should our game plan be for Yom Kippur?


Boom Shakalaka

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Heavy Lifting

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Heavy lifting is not just for building muscle.


ReJEWvenated: Elul

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Show Me the Money

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Say you have fulfilled your obligation to give charity. But now a friend approaches you for a loan. What is your obligation and why is it so important?


Get Rich Quick

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G-d commands us to say the Grace After Meals. But it's not merely a command, rather, it's a recipe - for success.


Can We All Get Along?

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Operation Protective Edge

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Sin City

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A Taste of His Own Medicine

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#BringBackOurBoys

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Sympathy For the Devil

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Beyond the Fringe

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Upon Further Review

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Camping Out

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The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

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Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

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Leading Off

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Tomorrowland: Passover

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Love Taps

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It's bad news for any homeowner whose house is declared condemned due to a tzaraas affliction. But as the walls come tumbling down, there is a surprise silver lining to the story. What is it, and why?


Speak No Evil

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Kiss of Death

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Pass the Salt

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Rocky

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Why does G-d repeat all of the details of the Tabernacle as the Jews build it? And what would Rocky Balboa have to say about this topic?


I Forgive

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The Power of Sin

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The Invisible Man

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If You Build It, He Will Come

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You've Been Summoned

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Mr. Sensitivity

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Who's Got the Mummy?

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The Day the Lights Went Out In Egypt

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Snakebit

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The Man of Steel

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Coffin

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Shema Yisrael

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Great Idea, Einstein

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Fathers and Sons

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It's Mine, All Mine

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Thanksgiving

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Another Brick in the Wall

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​Calculating the spiritual ROI of every good deed.​