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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.

What Does it Mean to Have Faith?

What Does it Mean to Have Faith?

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What is the Jewish definition of faith?


Why Is The End of Bamidbar So Anticlimactic? II

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A powerful lesson that concludes the book of Numbers.


Why Is The End of Bamidbar So Anticlimactic?

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The implications are actually very great.


What Does It Mean To Be Zealous For God?

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Balaam, Prophet For Hire?

Balaam, Prophet For Hire?

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Was Hitting the Rock So Horrible?

Was Hitting the Rock So Horrible?

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Understanding Moses’ mistake.


Can We Influence God?

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Is Hope Irrational?

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Countering that inner voice the crushes hope.


A Guide For...Parenting? Part II

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Shavuot: Does the Book of Ruth Matter?

Shavuot: Does the Book of Ruth Matter?

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The Book of Ruth and the meaning of the Jewish people’s mission.


A Guide For...Parenting?

A Guide For...Parenting?

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Everything you need to know about parenting is in this week’s Torah portion.


Who Cares About Genealogy?

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Why Would God Curse His People?

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Why Does Land Have To Rest?

Why Does Land Have To Rest?

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An insight into the meaning of the Sabbath.


There A Shabbat In Other Realms?

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How Can I Achieve True Love?

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Acharei mot; The (Surprising) Point of Yom Kippur

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Haggadah: Why Was Slavery Part of God's Plan?

Haggadah: Why Was Slavery Part of God's Plan?

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Looking at the Passover Haggadah with fresh eyes.


The Bizarre Purification of the Metzora

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Shemini: Why Did God Reject Nadav and Avihu?

Shemini: Why Did God Reject Nadav and Avihu?

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Examining their puzzling deaths.


Tzav: What Does It Mean To Survive?

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The four people who need to give thanks.


Purim: Why Name A Holiday After The Enemy?

Purim: Why Name A Holiday After The Enemy?

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An in-depth video series exploring Esther’s true role in the Purim story.


Can Leaders Make Mistakes?

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When the president does it, is it still illegal?


A Giant Chiasm In Sefer Shmot

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What Does It Mean to Be Created In the Image of God?

What Does It Mean to Be Created In the Image of...

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What does the construction of the Tabernacle have to do with the Sabbath?


Moshe's Benevolent Chutzpah

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Where Is God In The Physical World?

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Is There a Face Hiding in the Mishkan?

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Female Servitude...Wait, What?

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The Marriage of God and Israel

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What Does It Mean To Have Faith?

What Does It Mean To Have Faith?

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Why did Miriam feel a need to sing her own song at the Red Sea?


Did God Really Need Ten Plagues?

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Did God Take Away Pharaoh's Free Will?

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If Midrash is Real, Why Isn't it Peshat?

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Who is Joseph's Real Father?

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The Epic Confrontation Between Judah and Joseph

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Why Didn't Joseph Write Home?

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Who Really Sold Yosef?

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Hanukkah & Thanksgiving: A Torah Perspective

Hanukkah & Thanksgiving: A Torah Perspective

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What role does giving thanks play in this holiday?


Become a Person of Integrity

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The Tears of Yaakov and The Tears of Esav

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A Conversation for the Ages

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What Makes For A Successful Life?

What Makes For A Successful Life?

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Was Abraham A Bad Father?

Was Abraham A Bad Father?

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Lech Lecha: A Deal with God

Lech Lecha: A Deal with God

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Noah: Why did God Destroy the World?

Noah: Why did God Destroy the World?

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Teshuvah: What Is Real Repentance?

Teshuvah: What Is Real Repentance?

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How can there be objective laws that govern something as subjective and personal as Teshuvah?


Tisha B'Av: The Secret to Jewish Survival

Tisha B'Av: The Secret to Jewish Survival

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How can we feel sincere when mourning on Tisha B'Av?


The Hidden Structure of the Ten Commandments

The Hidden Structure of the Ten Commandments

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Exploring Judaism’s central spiritual principle at the heart of the Ten Commandments.


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