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NOACH – Video commentary on this Shabbat...

Genesis 6:9 – 11:32 || Isaiah 54:1 – 55:5 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «What became of man that in the passing of just ten generations G-d was disappointed in the man He created and regretted creating man in the first place? Man forgot the source of all his blessings and cynically appointed himself the master of creation. In short, man trashed G-d. Acknowledgement...

BERESHITH – Video commentary on this Shabbat...

Genesis 1:1 – 6:8 || Isaiah 42:5 – 43:10 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The world is created anew each day by G-d as an expression of G-d’s love for His creation. Live each day anew for each day comes but once and each day holds a world of potential never before fulfilled, just waiting for you, today, to make the most of G-d’s creation»…more: Shabbat...

Why is Sukkot the Most Joyous Time of the Year...

The Loving Embrace of the Sukkah Temple Talk Radio by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Fresh from the high holy days and our rendezvous with the King, the nation of Israel prepares to celebrate the festival of Sukkot, called ‚the time of our joy.‘ What is the secret of Sukkot and why is it considered to be the most joyous festival of year? Why did the spirit of prophecy descend...

Ha’azinu and Special Sukkot Message...

Deuteronomy 32:1-52 || 2 Samuel 22:1-51 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Our lives are a song whose words and melody are co-authored by ourselves and our Creator. We must take care to hear G-d’s voice and harmonize with His will. This is but one of the lessons we can glean from Ha’azinu, read this year on the Shabbat between Yom Kippur and Sukkot. If we have...

VAYELECH and the Message of Yom Kippur Video...

Deuteronomy 31 || Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «As Moses explains to the children of Israel, one of the most devastating ramifications of our backsliding is the self-induced illusion that G-d has abandoned us. But G-d never abandons His children. On the contrary, He yearns for our return. Yom Kippur is our G-d given opportunity...