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Harry Rothenberg

Harry Rothenberg, Esq., a partner at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP and magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, is best known for his successes in the courtroom on behalf of victims of catastrophic injury. His firm is one of the leading personal injury law firms in the United States. Harry is equally passionate about speaking on Jewish topics. A sought-after lecturer for his crowd-pleasing talks, his favorite project is this popular weekly video blog about Jewish holidays and the Torah portion of the week.

 

The Guaranteed Diet

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Here's a new diet, with guaranteed results.


Tone It Down

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How did Moses convince Aaron to assume the role of High Priest?


Who Kept the Dogs In?

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Why do we care whether or not the dogs barked when we left Egypt?


He’s the Boss

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Why do we get so distracted when we pray?


McLovin

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Does it ever make sense to draw attention to yourself?


Birthday Blessings

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Don't sleep on your birthday.


Philly Special

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On wings of Eagles....


The Storyteller

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Who was the first Jew to tell his children the story of the Exodus?


Superman & Moses: The Survivor

Superman & Moses: The Survivor

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Why do we call Moses by the name given to him by Pharaoh's daughter rather than the name his parents gave him?


If I Forget Thee

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What kind of person would interrupt a funeral?


I Was ... Not Right

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How does Judah manage to say all the right things to the powerful "stranger" running the country of Egypt?


The Hidden Gift

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What are the chances that Joseph was able to find a Jewish bride in Egypt?


Stay Thirsty My Friends

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While impersonating his twin brother, Jacob brings his father a surprise gift.


Standing On One Foot

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We need both feet firmly planted on the ground.


The Presidential Suite

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When returning from Egypt, Abraham makes sure to stay in the same inns at which he stayed on his way there. Why?


Can You Hear the Screams?

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Noach follows G-d's precise instructions to build the ark. But how praiseworthy was that?


Care To Step Outside?

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Why does Sukkot take place so soon after Yom Kippur?


Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

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Count your blessings before the Day of Atonement.


The Aramean

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Who is the Aramean who "destroyed" our father?


Signature Move

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What is your signature move?


Bloodthirsty

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Why does Moses have to admonish the Jews to be strong to avoid eating blood?


Faithfully

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The 10th Commandment is more difficult than ever to keep - but no less important.


No-Look Pass

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Temptation is everywhere, but we can conquer it.


Kaddish

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Consoling a mourner isn't easy, but it's important.


Family Ties

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What was the real nature of Jacob's prayer concerning Korach?


Kind of a Big Deal

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What is humility?


Belief in the Commander-in-Chief

Belief in the Commander-in-Chief

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One reason why we stay up late Shavuot night.


Make My Day

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What can we learn from the sad tale of the blasphemer?


Sefirat Ha'Omer: Count It

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The 50 days between Passover and Shavuot are meant for more than merely counting them.


FOMO

FOMO

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How can we view ourselves as if we personally left Egypt if we were never there?


Big Papi

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There is a certain relationship that is uniquely human and important.


Shaken, Not Stirred

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Why do we drink wine on Purim?


Two-Face

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Why was Jacob concerned about the source of the wood his descendants would someday use to build the Mishkan?


Something For Everyone

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What was the most significant event in world history?


Sea Breeze

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Why did the Israelites have to cross the sea before finally believing in G-d and Moses?


The Extra Mile

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What lesson can we learn from the frogs?


Watching You

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How did the Jewish people "fill" the land of Egypt so quickly?


Faith

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Joseph has to spend an extra 2 years in prison in Egypt. Why?


Fan the Flames

Fan the Flames

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The Sages instituted several laws regarding the lighting of the menorah. Each of them is filled with meaning.


Hey Jude

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Esau begs his father Isaac for a consolation blessing after Yaakov gets the main prize. Isaac relents and gives Esau a blessing that still reverberates today.


Got Water?

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Eliezer devises a test to help him find a bride for his master Abraham's son, Isaac. But the test involves more than meets the eye.


Goodbye, Mom

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Abraham takes his son Isaac on a historic journey - planning to sacrifice him per G-d's command. But before he leaves, does he tell his wife Sarah what is he planning to do to her only son?


King of the Jungle

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Noah is late one time to feed a lion, and he pays a stiff price. Why?


Footsteps of Angels

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There are interesting lessons to be learned from an unusual aspect of the Yom Kippur prayers.


Rock Stars: Rosh Hashana

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Choose your path...


Hot Pursuit

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May goodness and kindness pursue you, but balance your responsibilities carefully.


With Great Power...

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Don't overlook your obligations to your fellow.


I Can't Wait Until Tomorrow

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Make the most out of the month before the high holidays.


How to Grow during Elul

How to Grow during Elul

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I can’t wait until tomorrow because I get better every day.


The Promised Land

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Don't blink or you'll miss Moses' finest moment.