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VAYIKRA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26 || Deut. 25:17-19 || 1 Sam.15:2-34 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Now that G-d has rested His presence in the newly built Tabernacle, He has no greater desire than to enable man to ennoble his spirit and burnish the divine image in which he was created via the korbanot drawing near offerings which are the heart of the Tabernacle/Holy Temple service»…more: Shabbat...

PEKUDEI – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 38:21 – 40:38 || 1 Kings 7:40-50 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «With the completion of the Tabernacle, Israel’s acceptance of the Torah and its presence in their midst, the true and eternal mission of the people of Israel is set into motion. Israel prepared a home for G-d’s presence and a center for His Torah, and G-d caused His presence to enter there....

VaYakhel – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 35:1 – 38:20; Exodus 30:11-16 || 2 Kings 12:1-17 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The debacle of the golden calf was a result of Israel temporarily losing heart, but the building of the Tabernacle was a case of Israel literally pulling itself up by its own boot-strings and reapplying the efforts and intentions of their hearts towards making G-d’s dream...

KI TISA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 30:11 – 34:35 || 1 Kings 18:1-38 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The debacle of the golden calf is a cautionary tale about the dangers of trying to shape G-d in our image, of making G-d more compliant with our own limitations and self serving goals. G-d presides over His people on His terms, and not the other way around»…more: Shabbat Shalom

TETZAVEH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 27:20 – 30:10 || Ezekiel 43:10-27 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Appointing Aharon and his descendants to tend to the service in the Tabernacle/Holy Temple was G-d’s first instruction to Moshe following the commandment to build for G-d a Sanctuary. G-d desires man, as represented by the kohanim (priests) to enter into His sacred space and renew the connection...