A nonprofit media company helping people closely read the Torah
to discover its beauty, meaning and relevance
What is Aleph Beta?
What makes us unique?
1. We strive to give a modern medium to an ancient message.
We make stunning animated videos and slickly-produced audios on the parsha, holidays, prayers, and many other topics that present Torah ideas in an easy-to-consume way. I know it’s weird to compliment ourselves, but this is sort of like an interview - right? So we’re supposed to list our strengths!
In a world where you could be watching Netflix and YouTube, we want you here with us, experiencing the timeless wisdom of Torah in a way that stands up to the best production value the secular world has to offer. (And if you ask us about our weaknesses...it’s that we care too much ;)
2. We show how the Torah’s wisdom is relevant to our lives in surprising and profound ways.
Torah, in Hebrew, means guidebook. It comes from the same word as Morah, teacher, or Horeh (parent or guide). So the Torah is supposed to guide us, presumably. Often, though, when we turn to Torah for ancient and spiritual wisdom, we don’t immediately pick up a Tanakh. Most of us are far more likely to gravitate towards Hassidut, or Mussaric works, Mysticism, Jewish philosophy or even talmudic legal analysis. All these works are wonderful and should continue to be studied vigorously, but Torah is our central book. It is God’s book. And yet, many of us don’t feel like opening up the pages of Leviticus, or the stories of the Sale of Joseph, or the complaints in the desert to give us that inspirational boost in the morning. We’ve grown distant from Torah text as a source of guidance. But the Torah is our guidebook. Our mission is to help you revisit the text you may already be quite familiar with, read it honestly, without preconceived notions or barriers, and authentically discover the richness that was always there. Our guarantee is that you will be deeply surprised about the latent meaning in laws and stories you may have long overlooked.
3. Our content is textually rigorous AND emotionally compelling.
Sometimes, “rigorous” and “emotionally” compelling can seem like opposites, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We create content that asks the tough intellectual questions but also appeals to the most emotionally and spiritually-inclined. In general, at Aleph Beta our ethos is to touch on multiple ways of seeing the world simultaneously. Studying Torah from multiple perspectives enhances its richness and applicability to our everyday lives, which are, in turn, complex and multifaceted.
What is Aleph Beta Labs?
Aleph Beta is dedicated to Rabbi David Fohrman's transformative approach to studying the Torah, and has been a space for sharing his insights and fostering a love for Torah study. Over time, others have adopted his methodology, leading to the creation of a sub-brand: Aleph Beta Labs. This new space supports scholars trained under Rabbi Fohrman, allowing them to grow and flourish while exploring the limitless possibilities of Torah interpretation. Rabbi Fohrman remains the lead scholar at Aleph Beta, and Aleph Beta will continue to publish Rabbi Fohrman’s content. The sub-brand, Aleph Beta Labs, provides a space for his students to bring their scholarship to the table.
Enough of our rambling,
come experience it for yourself!
If our mission is too airy-fairy and conceptual, pay it no mind. Just dive in! Don’t let our library of more than 1,000+ videos overwhelm you. You can start anywhere, but here is how most of our users get started—and get hooked!
Aleph Beta in the Media
Check out Rabbi Fohrman’s interviews in the media
Meet the Team
Research. Writing. Sound editing. Storyboarding. It takes a village to create each Aleph Beta video. Come meet the
Rabbi David Fohrman
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