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Parashat LECH LECHA Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat LECH LECHA Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsGenesis 12:1 – 17:27 || Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Avraham avinu (our father Abraham), sought G-d and loved G-d. G-d called to Avraham to leave all behind and journey to a land G-d would bequeath to Avraham’s as yet unborn children. Avraham’s understanding that the world has a Master and that He...
Parashat NOACH Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat NOACH Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsGenesis 6:9 – 11:32; Numeri 28:9-15 || Isaiah 66 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Before the beginning, before the heavens and the earth, before darkness and light, night and day, the stars and illuminations, the creatures of the sea, the crawling things, the birds or the beasts… even before the first Shabbat – G-d laid out the...
Simchat Torah and Shabbat Bereshit Readings

Simchat Torah and Shabbat Bereshit Readings...

Shemini Atzeret: Hallel, Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17 , Numbers 29:35-30:1, Kings 1, 8:54-66 Simchat Torah: Hallel, Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12, Genesis 1:1-2:3, Numbers 29:35-30:1, Joshua 1:1-18 Shabbat Bereshit: Genesis 1:1-6:8; Haftara: Isaiah 42:5-43:10 Download the according picture postcard / greeting card here » » The Hallel, consisting of Psalms 113 – 118, is recited for Sukkot like for Pesach (or Passover, where the...
Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur...

Erev Yom Kippur: Kol Nidre (this year Friday Night Oct. 3) Kol Nidre – by Neil Diamond Yom Kippur: Lev. 16:1-34; Numbers 29:7-11; Isaiah 57:14–58:14; Lev. 18:1-30; Micha 7:18-20; Book Jona The Meaning of the Book of Life – by Rabbi Richman, Jerusalem: “Time is the marking of change. What folly it is to let time change us by not using time to change ourselves: G-d has blessed us with this year, this...
Nitzavim-Vayelech with Rosh HaShana Greeting Cards

Nitzavim-Vayelech with Rosh HaShana Greeting Cards...

Deutoronomy 29:9 – 31:30 Isaiah 61:10 – 63:9 ◄ click Shana Tova greeting card Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “In this week’s parasha the children of Israel are about to enter into a covenant with Hashem, and we are today about to enter into the new year of 5775. The same challenge that stood before Israel as she stood poised to enter the land, stands...
Parashat Ki Tavo Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Ki Tavo Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsDeutoronomy 26:1 – 29:8 || Isaiah 60:1-21 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “The good, the bad and the blessing. It’s all here in parashat Ki Tavo. From the sublime perfect moment of being alive in G-d’s Holy Temple, first-fruits in hand, heart overflowing with joy and gratitude, declaring our recognition of G-d’s hand in every...
Parashat KI TETZE Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat KI TETZE Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsDeuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19 || Isaiah 54:1-10 Ki Teitzei Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Just as G-d’s presence fills the world but G-d is not the world, so too, G-d’s mercy fills creation but but G-d can’t be defined by His attribute of mercy. Some commandments, such as shiluach haken – the chasing away of the mother...
Parashat SHOFTIM Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat SHOFTIM Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsDeuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 || Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “The great concern Torah evinces for an unsolved murder, as in the case of the ‘axed calf’ is a harsh contrast to the laws of warfare which precede it and call upon all Israelite warriors to be fearless and merciless when fighting a divinely mandated...
Parashat Re’eh Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Re’eh Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsDeuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17 || Isaiah 54:11 – 55:5 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Who is that false prophet that Torah warns us against? How can he perform wonders if he is false, and if he is false why does he appear? Why does G-d empower him to perform wonders, if not to ensnare Israel? There are many false prophets today in the business...
Parashat EKEV Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat EKEV Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsDeuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25 || Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “The land of Israel – every grain of it – belongs to the people of Israel. By virtue of her diligent adherence to G-d’s commandments, Israel will come into undisputed possession of the land. No man can take this away – not even the...

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