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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 Noach: Partial Praise

June 8, 2010, by

“These are the chronicles of Noach. Noach was a righteous man. He was faultless in his generation. Noach walked with Hashem.” (Beresheit 6:9) The Torah describes the righteousness of Noach. The pasuk uses three terms to describe Noach. He was righteous. He was faultless in his behavior. He followed the Almighty completely. Noach is selected […]

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Parshat Noach – The Dispersion

June 8, 2010, by

“And the entire earth had one language with uniform words.” (Beresheit 11:1) This pasuk introduces the discussion of the Dispersion. After the Deluge, humankind reestablishes itself. Population increases. However, society is very homogenous. All people share common ancestors, language, and customs. It is not surprising that Noach’s offspring chose to live together and settle in […]

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Parshat Noach: The Deluge

June 8, 2010, by

“And the world was corrupt before Hashem and the land was filled with violent crime.” (Beresheit 6:11) Hashem decides to cause the Deluge – the Mabul. Noach is commanded to build a ship. He and his family will take refuge on this ship. He will also collect representatives of all the species of fowl and […]

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Genesis: Creation, God Hovering, and The Cherubim

June 8, 2010, by

“In the beginning G-d created the heavens and the earth.” (Beresheit 1:1) The Torah begins with an account of the creation of the heavens and the earth. Rashi asks an important question. The Torah is a work of law. It presents a system of six hundred thirteen mitzvot. It would seem appropriate for the Torah […]

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Parshat Bereishit: In the Beginning

June 8, 2010, by

“In the beginning G-d created the heavens and the earth.” (Beresheit 1:1) The Torah begins with an account of the creation of the heavens and the earth. Rashi asks an important question. The Torah is a work of law. It presents a system of six hundred thirteen mitzvot. It would seem appropriate for the Torah […]

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Bereishit: Hashem Consulted the Torah in Creating the Universe

June 8, 2010, by

In the beginning, the Lord created the heavens and the earth. (Beresheit 1:1) The term used in the pasuk for “the beginning” is resheit. The Midrash Rabbah explains that this term is an allusion to the Torah. The Midrash continues and comments that Hashem looked into the Torah in order to construct the universe.[1] This […]

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