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BO – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 10:1 – 13:16 || Jeremiah 46:13-28 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The first nine plagues which struck Egypt were but a warm up, an appetizer, so to speak, before the main event, the bringing of the Passover offering, whose flip side was the killing of the Egyptian firstborns. It was the Passover offering performed by the children of Israel, which led to Israel’s...

VA’ERA – Video Commentary on this Shab...

Exodus 6:2 – 9:35 || Ezechiel 28:25 – 29:21 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «G-d created the world in six days, laid down the laws of nature, and set things in motion. Avraham saw the wonder of the world and knew there was a master, a Creator, a One G-d in charge of all. The G-d of Avraham who put order and beauty in the world, became the G-d of Yitzchak, the...

VAYECHI – Video Commentary On This Shabbat...

Genesis 47:28 – 50:26 || 1 Kings 2:1-12 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Shhhh! The Torah reading of Vayechi teaches us the importance of keeping silent. Not all information needs to be shared. Silence can be the best weapon against unnecessarily hurting someone, when employed thoughtfully. This is the unspoken message relayed to us by Binyamin and by Yosef»…more: Shabbat...

VAYIGASH – Video Commentary On This Shabbat...

Genesis 44:18 – 47:27 || Ezechiel 37:15-28 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The supernal sparks flew when Yehudah approached Yosef. Ready to engage in cosmic battle for the life of Binyamin, Yehudah’s anguish turned to joy when Yosef revealed his true identity. We all share in the joy of the reconciled and reunited brothers, and in the return of Yosef to his...

MIKETZ – Video Commentary On This Shabbat...

Genesis 41:1 – 44:17; G. 7:42-53 & 28:9-15 || Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7; Isaiah 66:1-24 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The light that Yosef shed on Pharaoh’s dreams is none other than the light of Chanukah, the hidden light of creation and the light of the Holy Temple. It is the light which comes to shine upon us and upon our world the moment we recognize G-d’s...