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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.

Parshat Yitro 6

June 10, 2010, by

“And you should seek from all of the nation men of valor, who fear Hashem, men of the truth, those who hate improper gain. And you should appoint them over the people as leaders of thousands, leaders of hundreds, leaders of fifties and leaders of tens.” (Shemot 18:21) Sometimes it is just wonderful to take […]

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Parshat Yitro 5

June 10, 2010, by

“I am Hashem your Lord that brought you out from the land of Egypt, the house of bondage.” (Shemot 20:2) This is the first statement of the Aseret HaDibrot – the Decalogue. It presents the most fundamental premise of the Torah. There is a G-d. Maimonides understands this statement to be a commandment. We are […]

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Parshat Beshalach 5

June 10, 2010, by

“Hashem told Moshe that his prayers were not needed. This is a reflection on Moshe’s unique nature. He participated in a perpetual relationship with Hashem. He did not need to seek some higher spiritual plane in order to participate in this miracle.[1] And Moshe extended his hand over the sea. And Hashem drove back the […]

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Parshat Beshalach 4

June 10, 2010, by

“Then Moshe and Bnai Yisrael sang this song to Hashem. And they said, “I will sing to Hashem for he is beyond all praise. The horse and its rider He threw into the sea.” (Shemot 15:1) Bnai Yisrael emerge from the Reed Sea. They have safely emerged and the Egyptians have drowned. Moshe leads Bnai […]

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Parshat Beshalach 3

June 10, 2010, by

“And Moshe said, “Eat it today (ha’yom) for today (ha’yom) is Shabbat to Hashem. Today (ha’yom), you will not find it in the field.” (Shemot 17:25) During their travels in the desert, Bnai Yisrael was sustained by mun – manna. The mun fell in the morning. A portion suitable for the day’s consumption was collected. […]

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Parshat Beshalach 2

June 10, 2010, by

“It came to pass when Paroh sent forth the people, that G-d did not lead them [by] way of the land of the Philistines for it was near, because G-d said, “Lest the people reconsider when they see war and return to Egypt.” (Shemot 13:17) Hashem leads Bnai Yisrael from Egypt. He will now guide […]

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Parshat Beshalach 1

June 10, 2010, by

The Weak Self-confidence of the Generation Liberated from Egypt “And Moshe said to the nation: Do not be afraid. Stand firm and see the salvation of Hashem that He will do for you today. For although you will see the Egyptians today, you will not ever again see them.” (Shemot 14:13) Bnai Yisrael arrive at […]

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Parshat Bo 7

June 10, 2010, by

“And he said to them, “May Hashem only be with you. Just as I send you with your children. See that evil is before you”. (Shemot 10:10) Paroh agrees to allow Bnai Yisrael to leave Egypt to serve Hashem. However, only the adults may leave. The children must remain. In our pasuk, Paroh tells Moshe […]

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Parshat Bo 6

June 10, 2010, by

“And Hashem said to Moshe, “Go to Paroh. For I will make his heart stubborn and the hearts of his advisors so that I may place these wonders of mine in his midst, and so that you will retell to your children and grandchildren that I played with Egypt and the wonders that I placed […]

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Parshat Bo 5

June 10, 2010, by

“And all of these servants of yours will come down to me and they will bow to me and say, “Leave – you and all of the nation at your feet.” And afterwards I will leave. And he left from Paroh in anger.” (Shemot 11:8) I work with teenagers. Many – maybe even most – […]

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