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Shabbat SHEMINI Video Commentary...

Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47 || 2 Samuel 6:1 – 7:17 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «On the very same day that G-d sends fire down from heaven to consume the inaugural offerings in the Tabernacle, He instructs Israel to eat only certain animals which are clean, and to not eat animals which are unclean. Why? By adhering to Torah’s dietary rules we renew our ascent...

Tzav and Passover Pesach-Video Commentary...

Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36 || Malachi 3:4-24 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «G-d calls upon us to draw closer to Him, and commands us as to how to do so. The book of Leviticus opens with a call to Israel to draw closer by bringing offerings. Only when we have decided to do so do the commandments enumerated in this week’s parashat Tzav, (literally, „command“),...

Shabbat VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI Video Commentary...

Exodus 35:1 – 40:38 || Ezekiel 45:16 – 46:18 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Generous hearts, wise hearts, uplifted hearts, Torah’s emphasis on details, observing Shabbat, the building of the Tabernacle and the conclusion of creation are all part of the love story between G-d and Israel that begins and concludes the book of Exodus»…more: Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat KI TISA Video Commentary...

Exodus 30:11 – 34:35 [Parah: Numbers 19] || [Ezekiel 36:16-38] Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The vast, sprawling soul-scape that is Ki Tisa, in all its myriad facets, points to one irrefutable fact of life: Without the infinite, endless presence of G-d in our lives every moment of every day, we are nothing. The age of information in which we live and the ever changing...

Shabbat TETZAVEH and PURIM Video Commentary...

Exodus 27:20 – 30:10 [Zachor: Deut.25:17-19] || [1 Samuel 15:2-34] Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“It’s a bird, it’s a plane…“ no, it’s just the Kohen Gadol, ordinary mortal but super-hero, nonetheless, serving G-d in the Holy Temple. With the powers vested in his priestly vestments, the integrity which fills his heart and his...