About the Author

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.


No Go, Mo

Why do we long for Israel?

All the Money In the World

What is most important to you?

Yes, We Have No Bananas

How long could you last without your favorite food?

The Royals

Were you invited to the royal wedding?

Red Light/Green Light: Shavuot

It’s time to release our chains.

The Guaranteed Diet

Here's a new diet, with guaranteed results.

Tone It Down

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

Who Kept the Dogs In?

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

He’s the Boss

Why do we get so distracted when we pray?


Does it ever make sense to draw attention to yourself?

Birthday Blessings

Don't sleep on your birthday.

Philly Special

On wings of Eagles....

The Storyteller

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

Superman & Moses: The Survivor

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

What kind of person would interrupt a funeral?

I Was ... Not Right

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

The Hidden Gift

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

Stay Thirsty My Friends

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

Standing On One Foot

We need both feet firmly planted on the ground.

The Presidential Suite

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?

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

Care To Step Outside?

Why does Sukkot take place so soon after Yom Kippur?

Mind the Gap

Count your blessings before the Day of Atonement.

The Aramean

Who is the Aramean who "destroyed" our father?

Signature Move

What is your signature move?


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


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

No-Look Pass

Temptation is everywhere, but we can conquer it.


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

Family Ties

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

Belief in the Commander-in-Chief

One reason why we stay up late Shavuot night.

Make My Day

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

Sefirat Ha'Omer: Count It

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


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

Big Papi

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

Shaken, Not Stirred

Why do we drink wine on Purim?


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

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