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Rabbi Bernie Fox

Rabbi Bernie Fox

Rabbi Bernie Fox has served on the faculty of Northwest Yeshiva High School since 1980. He was appointed Head of School in 1986. Rabbi Fox is a member of the first smichah class of Yeshiva Bnai Torah of Far Rockaway and earned Masters of Business Administration Degree from Long Island University, Brooklyn.

Not Just another Warning

June 27, 2014, by

And if you will not listen to the voice of Hashem your G-d to take care to perform all of His commandments and statutes that I command you today, then all of these curses will come upon you and overtake you.  (Sefer Devarim 28:15). 1.  Moshe’s warning is read before Rosh HaShanah A large portion […]

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Finding the Real G-d

June 27, 2014, by

When you come upon a bird’s nest upon the road – in any tree or upon the ground – with chicks or eggs and the mother is sitting upon the chicks or eggs, do not take the mother with the children.  Send forth the mother and the children you may take for yourself.  This is […]

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Character vs. Environment

June 27, 2014, by

And it will be that when he sits upon the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself a copy[1] of this Torah as a book from before the kohanim of the leveyim.  And it will be with him.  He will read it all the days of his life.  In this way he will […]

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Pondering the Imponderable

June 27, 2014, by

And I petitioned before Hashem at that time saying:  Hashem, G-d, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your mighty hand – for what power in the heavens and upon the earth can perform actions akin to Your actions and Your might.  Allow me, now, to pass over and see the good […]

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Lying for Love

June 27, 2014, by

Pinchas, the son of Elazar, the son of Aharon the kohen, turned back my anger from upon Bnai Yisrael by being zealous on My behalf among them.  And I did not utterly destroy Bnai Yisrael in My anger. (Sefer BeMidbar 29:11) 1.  Parshat Pinchas completes Parshat Balak Parshat Balak ends with a description of the […]

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Mr. Ed and Related Phenomena

June 27, 2014, by

And Hashem opened the mouth of the donkey.  She said to Bilaam: What have I done to you that you have struck me these three times?  (Sefer BeMidbar 22:28) 1.  The donkey who spoke Some readers will recall the 1960s television show “Mr. Ed”.  The show centered upon the adventures of Mr. Ed – a […]

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If You Aren’t Moving Forward, You’re Falling Back

June 27, 2014, by

And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month; and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miryam died there, and was buried there.  (Sefer BeMidbar 20:1) 1.  Speaking with silence Parshat Chukat discusses events that occurred at the end of Bnai Yisrael’s sojourn in the […]

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Fools Rush In

June 27, 2014, by

And Korach, the son of Yitzhar, the son of K’hat, the son of Leyve, with Datan and Aviram, the sons of Eliav, and Ohn, the son of Pelet, sons of Reuven, took men and they rose up before of Moshe, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty men.  They were princes […]

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The Tabernacle: History’s Most Bizarre Capital Campaign

June 27, 2014, by

And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moshe said: Rise up, Hashem, and let Your enemies be scattered; and let them that hate You flee before You.  (Sefer BeMidbar 10:35) 1.  The initial plan: To quickly occupy the promised land Parshat BeHa’alotecha opens with a description of the final preparations for Bnai […]

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