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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.

Building Observance Upon a Torah Foundation

December 20, 2013, by

And Moshe returned to Hashem, and said: L-rd, why have You dealt ill with this people? Why is it that You have sent me? For since I came to Paroh to speak in Your name, he has dealt ill with this people; neither have You delivered Your people at all. (Sefer Shemot 5:22-23) 1. Moshe’s […]

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Making Room for Hashem

December 13, 2013, by

Raban Shimon ben Gamliel says: On three things the world stands – upon justice and upon truth and upon peace. (Tractate Avot 1:18) 1. Appreciation of others’ kindness to us as a central Torah value Our Sages tell us of the importance of acknowledging kindnesses performed by others from which we benefit. If we benefit […]

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From Clan to Nation

December 6, 2013, by

And Yosef said unto his brothers: I die; but G-d will surely remember you, and bring you up out of this land unto the land which He swore to Avraham, to Yitzchak, and to Yaakov. And Yosef took an oath of the Bnai Yisrael, saying: G-d will surely remember you, and you shall carry up […]

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The Making of a Leader

November 28, 2013, by

And Yosef said unto his brethren: Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said: I am Yosef your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. (Sefer Beresheit 45:4) 1. Yosef’s trials In Parshat VaYigash, Yosef reveals himself to his brothers. His father, Yaakov, his brothers, and their families join him […]

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Parshat VaYeshev and Chanukah 5773

November 15, 2013, by

Yaakov’s hope of acheiving happiness in this world These are the chronicles of Yaakov. Yosef was seventeen years old. As a lad, he would tend the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives. And Yosef brought to his father bad reports about them. (Beresheit 37:2) The pasuk introduces the […]

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Parshat VaYishlach 5773

November 8, 2013, by

And Yaakov asked and said, “Tell me your name.” And he said, “Why do you ask my name?” And he blessed him there. (Beresheit 32:30) Yaakov awaits his encounter with Esav. During the night he battles with a man. Our Sages explain that this man is an angel representing Esav. The angel cannot overcome Yaakov. […]

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The Wondrous in the Everyday

October 31, 2013, by

And Hashem saw that Leyah was hated, and He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren. And Leyah conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Reuven; for she said: Because Hashem has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me. And she conceived again, and bore a son; and […]

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The Roles of the Matriarchs

October 25, 2013, by

And these are the generations of Yitzchak, Avraham’s son: Avraham begot Yitzchak. And Yitzchak was forty years old when he took Rivkah, the daughter of Betuel the Aramean, of Paddan-aram, the sister of Lavan the Aramean, to be his wife. And Yitzchak entreated Hashem for his wife, because she was barren. And Hashem responded to […]

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Nurturing Virtue in Our Children

October 18, 2013, by

And I will make you swear by Hashem, the G-d of heaven and the G-d of the earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell. But you shall go to my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my […]

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Give Peace a Chance

October 11, 2013, by

And it came to pass at that time that Avimelech and Phichol the captain of his host spoke to Avraham, saying: G-d is with you in all that you do. (Sefer Beresheit 21:22) 1. Avraham’s pursuit of peace Parshat VaYera continues the Torah’s discussion of the life of our first Patriarch – Avraham. The parasha […]

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