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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.

Who Can You Trust

October 4, 2013, by

And Hashem said: I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and creeping thing, and fowl of the air; for I regret that I have made them.But Noach found grace in the eyes of Hashem. (SeferBeresheit 6:7-8) 1. The degeneration of humanity and Hashem’s […]

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The Conflict between Religious Consistency and Conformity

September 29, 2013, by

And Hashem said: I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and creeping thing, and fowl of the air; for I regret that I have made them.But Noach found grace in the eyes of Hashem. (SeferBeresheit 6:7-8) 1. The degeneration of humanity and Hashem’s […]

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Cycles of Renewal

September 18, 2013, by

In the beginning G-d created the heaven and the earth. (Beresheit 1:1) 1. Two models for the cycle of Torah readings This week we once again begin the annual cycle of Torah readings. Each Shabbat one or sometimes two parshiyot – sections – of the Torah are read in synagogue. Over the course of the […]

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Where Did Hashem Go? He’s Waiting for Succot!

September 13, 2013, by

Forgive us our father for we have sinned…. (Weekday Amidah) 1. The close of Yom Kippur and the sense of Hashem’s departure Immediately after the completion of Yom Kippur we recite the weekday Maariv/Aravit service – the evening service. The service includes the Amidah which is composed of nineteen berachot – benedictions. The sixth benediction […]

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Seek Hashem When He is to be Found

August 30, 2013, by

Even though repentance and petition are always appropriate, during the ten days between Rosh HaShanah and Yom HaKipurim it is even more appropriate and it is accepted immediately, as it is stated: Seek Hashem when He is to be found…. Yom HaKipurim is the time for repentance for the individual and for the congregation. It […]

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Let’s Shape our Destiny

August 15, 2013, by

You are standing this day all of you before Hashem your G-d: your heads, your tribes, your elders, and your officers, even all the men of Israel, your little ones, your wives, and your stranger that is in the midst of your camp, from the hewer of your wood unto the drawer of your water; […]

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Say “Thank You”

August 8, 2013, by

And it shall be, when you come into the land which Hashem your G-d gives you as an inheritance, and possess it, and dwell therein; that you shall take of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you shall bring in from your land that Hashem your G-d gives you. And you […]

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When Should a Marriage be Abandoned?

August 1, 2013, by

1. Introduction: When marriage and happiness conflict Parshat Ki Tetzai includes more of the Torah’s 613 mitzvot that any other parasha of the Torah. Among the 74 commandments included in the parasha are the mitzvah that establishes the Torah’s institution of marriage and the mitzvah that authorizes divorce. The inclusion of these two mitzvot within […]

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Accommodating Diversity and Maintaining Unity

July 25, 2013, by

Judges and officers you shall make for yourselves in all your gates, which Hashem your G-d gives you, tribe by tribe. And they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.(Devarim 16:18) 1. Courts for each city and tribe The Torah requires that Bnai Yisrael establish a judicial system. The above passage discusses the extent of […]

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What Is So Special About Jerusalem?

July 19, 2013, by

But unto the place that Hashem your G-d shall choose out of all your tribes to put His name there, even unto His habitation shall you seek, and there you shall come. And there you shall bring your burnt-offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and the offering of your hand, and your vows, and […]

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