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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.

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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Fruit Trees In the Sea?

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God's Justice In Action

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Seeing God In Science

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A brief look at Torah and cosmology.


Does God Really "Love" Us?

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A Tap On the Shoulder

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Understanding Pharaoh's Dream

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Reversing the Sale of Joseph

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Does God Speak To Us Today?

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In an age where there is no prophecy, how does God speak to us today?


Hanukkah: Why Light Candles and Ignore the War?

Hanukkah: Why Light Candles and Ignore the War?

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A two-part video exploring the philosophical underpinnings of the holiday.


From Jacob to Israel

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What is the meaning of his change of name?


Understanding Rachel's World

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What Is Isaac's Legacy?

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Eliezer and Samuel's Surprising Connection

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Abram, Sarai, Hagar, Ishmael and...Exodus?

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The Battle For Abraham's Legacy

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Why Aren't Dinosaurs In the Torah?

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Looking Towards the Future

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A Unique Nation

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Rosh Hashanah: How Do I Become Close to God?

Rosh Hashanah: How Do I Become Close to God?

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A thought-provoking, 4-part video series by Rabbi David Fohrman.


Where's the Happy Ending?

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The Deeper Meaning of Bikkurim

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A question and answer related to this week’s Torah portion.


A Hated Wife?

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Shoftim: The Line Between Murder And Apathy

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Re'eh: Jewish Slavery

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Eikev: What Does It Mean To Be A Good Person?

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Seeing Layers in the Ten Commandments

Seeing Layers in the Ten Commandments

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Exploring the how the Torah layers meaning into the Ten Commandments.


Baseless Hatred

Baseless Hatred

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Understanding the great crime of Tisha B'Av.


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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