Harry’s Video Blog

Harry Rothenberg, Esq., a partner at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP https://www.injurylawyer.com/ and magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and an alumnus Ohr Somayach, is best known for his successes in the courtroom on behalf of victims of catastrophic injury. Harry is equally passionate about speaking on Jewish topics. A sought-after lecturer for his crowd-pleasing talks, Harry’s signature project is this popular weekly video blog about Jewish holidays and the Torah portion of the week.

Stitches: Parshat Ki Tavo

A visit to the plastic surgeon is never easy.

New Year Resolutions: Parshat Shoftim

An obscure ritual provides an inspiring message for this time of year.

Megillah Gorilla Saves the Day: Parshat Eikev

I learned an important lesson with some help from a furry friend.

Ask the Right Question: Tisha B’Av

We can handle pain. But contradictions torture us.

Gratitude: Parshat Mattot-Masei

Moses does something very surprising in this week’s Torah portion. Why? And what is the message for us?

Might As Well….: Parshat Pinchas

What can we learn from one of the worst villainesses in Jewish history?

Just Do Them: Parshat Balak

Mitzvot are incredibly powerful, even if done for the wrong reasons.

Deep Breaths: Parshat Chukat

Story time. Will the prayer service ever end?

Fresh Snow: Parshat Beha’alotcha

Why does the phrase “Children of Israel” appear 5 times in the same passage (Numbers 8:19)?

The Tapestry: Parshat Naso

Why does the Torah repeat the details for the 12 identical offerings brought by the tribal leaders?

Travel Advisory: Parshat Emor

Something to think about while traveling….

Counting Weeks: Sefirat HaOmer

What is the significance of counting the weeks in addition to the days between Passover and Shavuot?

Look-alikes: Parshat Acharei Mot

Let my twins know if you like their joke. (Bloopers are at the end.)

Dayenu: Passover

How would it “have been enough for us” if G-d had not parted the sea or taken us through it on dry land?

The Slap at the Oscars: Parshat Tazria

What timely lesson can we learn from a slap seen around the world?

Food Fight! Parshat Shemini

Arguments are inevitable. But we have control over whether and how they end.

How Much Is Enough?: Purim

What can we learn from the Purim story and current events?

Beware of Fish: Adar

What is the significance of the astrological sign of the Jewish month of Adar?