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Parashat Shabbat BALAK Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat BALAK Readings and Video Commenta...

Numbers 22:2 – 25:9 || Micha 5:6 – 6:8   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: »They struck terror in the hearts of Balak and Moav. They threatened to „lick up the earth like an ox licks up the green fields.“ Their very presence signified the end of the old order, their very existence augured a change in the way things are. Why? Because „they have covered the...
Parashat Shabbat CHUKAT Temple Talk Radio Commentary

Parashat Shabbat CHUKAT Temple Talk Radio Commenta...

Numbers 19:1 – 22:1 || Judges 11:1–33   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: »This week we read the Torah portion of Chukat, featuring the great mystery of the Red Heifer as well as the Divine decree against Moshe entering into the Land of Israel. And as the people of Israel face the challenges of the month of Tammuz, this week’s hard-hitting edition of Temple Talk looks...
Parashat Shabbat KORACH Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat KORACH Video Commentary...

Numbers 16:1 – -18:32 || 1 Samuel 11:14 – 12:22   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: »Brilliant, wealthy, influential, and tasked with transporting the Ark of the Covenant, Korach had it all. But it wasn’t enough. He wanted more. Korach wanted to usurp Moshe’s leadership and he wanted to commandeer Aharon’s role as Kohen Gadol. Like all who reach too far, Korach...
Parashat Shabbat Shlach Lecha Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Shlach Lecha Video Commentary...

Numbers 13:1 – -15:41 || Joshua 2   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: »The generation of the desert paid a high price for their lack of belief in themselves, but received the sweetest and most profound affirmation of G-d’s belief in them: the promise that their children will indeed enter the land, build the Holy Temple, and share time and space in the promised land and...
Parashat Shabbat Behaalotcha Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Behaalotcha Video Commentary...

Numbers 8:1 – 12:16 || Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: »Beha’alotcha and the art of complaining: The professional complainers in the desert turned complaining from a spontaneous response to discomfort into a premeditated attempt to change fate and flee from destiny, grumbling about everything from „my feet hurt“ to „I don’t...
Parashat NASO Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat NASO Readings and Video Commentary...

Numbers 4:21 – 7:89 || Judges 13:2-25   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Out in the desert the nation of Israel is instructed to set up her encampments around all four sides of the Tabernacle. This is not merely to provide equal access for all the tribes to the Tabernacle, nor is it merely for the purpose of defending the Tabernacle from outside threats, as essential as...
Bamidbar and Shavuot Video Commentary

Bamidbar and Shavuot Video Commentary...

Numbers 1:1-4:20 || Hosea 2:1-22   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „G-d knows your name. He’s got your number. Torah is His to share with you. All its paths lead to Him. And all you’ve got to do is ask? No! All you’ve got to do is dedicate your every moment to living a life of Torah, and He will open each and every door. It’s your birthright. This...
Parashat Bechukotai Israel-Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Bechukotai Israel-Readings and Video Comm...

Leviticus 26:3-27:34 || Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Talking the talk is not enough. We need to walk the walk. This is meaning of parashat Bechukotai’s opening verse: „If you walk in My decrees.“ If we are bold enough to take G-d up on His offer, we shall be blessed with all forms of prosperity, security and peace. But...
Diaspora: EMOR – Israel: BEHAR Shabbat Video Commentary

Diaspora: EMOR – Israel: BEHAR Shabbat Video Com...

Diaspora/Galut Shabbat EMOR: Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23 || Ezekiel 44:15-31 Click here: Video Commentary Weekly Torah Portion: EMOR Israel: BEHAR (Leviticus 25:1-26:2)   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Equality, justice, freedom for all: these noble themes are all rooted in the recognition that G-d created the world and to G-d the world belongs. The shemittah sabbatical...
Diaspora: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim – Israel: Emor Shabbat Video Commentary

Diaspora: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim – Israel: Emo...

Diaspora/Galut Shabbat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim: Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27 || Amos 9:7-15 Click here: Video Commentary Weekly Torah Portion: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim Israel: Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23)   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Holiness enters our life as a „still small voice“ and will utterly transform every aspect of who we are and how we perceive and relate...

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