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

Ekev(Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25)

In this week's parsha, Moshe tells the nation exactly what God wants of us, but the prophet Micah makes a similar speech many generations later and exhorts the people very differently. Why? Rabbi Fohrman takes us into Micah's speech and explains the critical building blocks to being a good person.

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Visitor Comments: 4

(4) Perel, August 9, 2015 4:48 AM

To what degree of tolerance?

It sounds like Rabbi Fohrman is making the case that walking humbly with G-D means tolerance to others. I believe in tolerance up to a point. If you want to accept every Jew and say his/her lifestyle is ok even when it goes against basic precepts of the Torah, then I must emphatically disagree.For ex: I won't go to the wedding a Jew marrying a non-Jew, nor do I agree or tolerate the prevailing codes of morality. To me, walking humbly with G-D is accepting that He is the boss, He makes the rules, and we need to abide by them. Accepting those who live their lives against Halacha, is condoning their actions. And if our attitude should be, I'm ok, you're ok, what was the point in G-D giving us the Torah?

(3) Mati, August 24, 2014 5:45 AM

How do I do it?

I have known this teaching as you describe in "walk humbly with your G-d" but I just can't seem to stop looking at others who I see who "miss the mark." How do I humble myself and make this a real big part of me? I think others, even some whom people say are g'dolimj who I think need to refocus their attention from where they are at and to where I am. Sometimes, I will even them as hypocrites. How do I change. I think the answer is "just do it" but I never can. Help!

(2) Anonymous, August 13, 2014 5:17 AM


Thank you Rabbi for these presentations and teaching. I am a visual learner and as such often find it difficult to join the dots, so to speak. These are a great help and l appreciate them and BH to be able to access these via the computer. wonderful to use modern technology to teach Torah. thank you again. May Hashem bless you and your family with a Good and Sweet year.

(1) s, August 12, 2014 10:37 PM

That's happened to me where i'm doing different good things, and then i might think of others, and i remind my that we are all doing our part. I want to stay humble while doing my part and recognize we are all doing our part

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