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Rabbi David Fohrman

Rabbi David Fohrman is the founder and CEO at Aleph Beta Academy. He is author of "The Beast that Crouches at the Door," finalist for the 2007 National Jewish Book Award, and "The Queen You Thought You Knew." Rabbi Fohrman seeks to open layers of meaning of Biblical text and to help the reader develop a relationship with the texts that make us who we are. For more of his work, see www.alephbeta.org.

Rosh Hashanah: Just How Guilty Should I Feel?

Rosh Hashanah: Just How Guilty Should I Feel?

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A 30-min video on how to overcome your guilt and embrace the incredible opportunities of the High Holy Days.


Shavuot: Why Isn’t the Day Mentioned in the Torah?

Shavuot: Why Isn’t the Day Mentioned in the Torah?

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An in-depth video series exploring the meaning of Shavuot.


Passover: The Exodus That Could Have Been

Passover: The Exodus That Could Have Been

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Rabbi Fohrman fascinating explanation on the big picture of the Exodus story and the destiny of the Jewish people.


Purim: The Queen You Thought You Knew

Purim: The Queen You Thought You Knew

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An in-depth exploration that will transform your understanding of Purim and the Book of Esther.


Harlots & Coats & Goats, Oh My!

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How can I understand Tamar and Judah's seemingly scandalous rendezvous? What can it possibly mean to me?


The Book of the Maccabees Uncovered

The Book of the Maccabees Uncovered

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An epic journey into the history of Hanukkah.


Difficult Conversations

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Join us as we try to tackle the story of the rape of Dina with the respect and understanding it deserves.


To Deceive Or Not To Deceive, That Is The Question

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Jacob - the final of the three forefathers, has some of the most complicated and unbelievably beautiful narratives in Biblical literature. Let's explore together.


All's Well That Ends Well

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What is the significance of Isaac and the wells?


Find Me A Find, Catch Me A Catch!

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Rebecca and the unique characteristics we need to perpetuate our heritage.


The Power of Abraham's Influence

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Probe the depths of the parsha with this thought-provoking video.


Was Abraham The First Wandering Jew?

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The Failure of Humanity

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Exploring the overarching theme of the Torah portion.


Moses' Farewell To Israel, Part 3/3

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Is The Torah One Big Story? - The Parsha...

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Looking at the Torah as a whole.


Moses' Farewell To Israel, Part 2/3

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Moses' Farewell To Israel, Part 1/3

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The Pursuit of Happiness Part 2/2

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The Pursuit of Happiness Part 1/2

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How To Merit Long Life

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The Significance of Saving Private Ryan

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Why Do We Need Both Oral and Written Law?

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Why Does The Nation of Israel Merit The Land?

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What Did Moses Do Wrong? II

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What Did Moses Do Wrong?

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The Art of Negotiation

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Tisha B'Av: The Power Of Rachel's Tears

Tisha B'Av: The Power Of Rachel's Tears

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Crying isn’t enough. Exploring the real work to do on Tisha B’Av.


What Is True Leadership?

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Why Moses’s death is mentioned in this week’s portion.


What Is Israel's Purpose In The World?

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How Jews are supposed to be a source of blessing to the world.


Why did Moses Hit The Rock?

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Why Did Korach Rebel?

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Understanding the roots of the rebellion.


How Can We Relate To Such a Vengeful God?

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Where It All Went Wrong

Where It All Went Wrong

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Mankind's existential battle with food and independence.


Letting Our Children Go

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Why We Count

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The Scandalous Backstory of Ruth and Boaz

The Scandalous Backstory of Ruth and Boaz

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How two stories of Genesis shed light on the book of Ruth, Shavuot and the meaning of kindness.


Walking With God

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An Epic View of Jewish Holidays

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Social Justice...and Sacrifices?

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Rejoining the Community

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What Does Aaron Teach Us About Loss?

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Exploring the deaths of Aaron’s two sons.


A Deeper Look At The Priestly Role

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Passover: The Three Great Lies of the Exodus

Passover: The Three Great Lies of the Exodus

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Why did the Exodus happen this way? Exploring the three signs God shows Moses at the burning bush gives us an answer.


God In Space, God In Time

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A Closer Look At Kiddush

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Angels In the Tabernacle? Part II

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Purim: Redeeming the Sin of Eden

Purim: Redeeming the Sin of Eden

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A video series that takes a closer, more grown-up look at the Book of Esther.


Angels In the Tabernacle?

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Did Our History Become Laws?

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Seeing Ten Commandments In the Burning Bush

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