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Parashat Shabbat TZAV – Shabbat HaGadol

Parashat Shabbat TZAV – Shabbat HaGadol...

Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36 || Malachi 3:4-24 Find Pesach Greeting Postcard for free here >   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Confusion reigns in our modern world, and every aspect of modern society seems to feed on this confusion, fanning the flames of man’s existential disconnect with his own true self. The Holy Temple, and more specifically, the offering of animals...
Parashat Shabbat Vayikra Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Vayikra Video Commentary...

Shabbat HaChodesch Hallel; Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26; Ex. 12:1-20; Nu. 28:9-15 || Ezekiel 45:16 – 45:18   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “The book of Leviticus is the very heart of the Torah, as it describes the intimate meeting of man and G-d in the courtyards and inner sanctums of the Holy Temple/Tabernacle. To meet and share the same “space” in creation...
Parashat Shabbat Vayakhel-Pekudei  Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Vayakhel-Pekudei Video Commentar...

35:1 – 40:38 || Ezekiel 36:16-38   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Painstakingly detailed, the concluding two parashot of the book of Exodus, Vayakhel-Pekudei is the Torah’s testimony to G-d’s love for Israel and His desire to rest His presence here on earth. The obsessive attention to every aspect of the Tabernacle and the vessels, from G-d’s call...
Parashat Shabbat KI TISA Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat KI TISA Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 30:11 – 34:35 || Kings I 18:1-39   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Masks, veils, disguises, cover ups, concealment and camouflage: These are words associated with the Purim festival which we celebrate this week. But masks and camouflage also teach a profound lesson of attachment and separation from G-d in this week’s Torah reading...
Parashat Shabbat TETZAVEH Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat TETZAVEH Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 27:10 – 30:10; Deut. 25:17-19 || Samuel I 15:2-34   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Love and marriage: This is the story of the building of the Tabernacle in the desert. G-d so loved His people Israel that He could not bear to wait until they entered the land before they would build for Him a sanctuary. He ordered a temporary, portable...
Parashat Shabbat TERUMAH – Our Temple’s Mission

Parashat Shabbat TERUMAH – Our Temple’...

Exodus 25:1 – 27:19; Kings I 5:26 – 6:13 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Egypt is now behind us – it’s time to get down to business . . .” G-d says essentially: We’ve been through enough together; after all He says: I created the world for a purpose: That you should know who I am! So Israel is commanded to build the tabernacle in the middle of the desert, it’s a...
Parashat Shabbat Mishpatim Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Mishpatim Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 21:1 – 24:18 / 30:11-16; Kings II 12::1-17   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Circle around G-d: Celebrate, honor and sanctify life by making Him your center. This is the message of Torah from Sinai, from the simplest of commandments to the joyful observance of the three pilgrimage festivals” …more: Shabbat Shalom
Parashat Shabbat YITRO Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat YITRO Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 18:1 – 20:23; Jeremiah 6:1 – 7:6 ; 9:5+6   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: ” »I am HaShem your G-d.« The first of the Ten Commandments instructs us to seek out G-d in our world. One such seeker was Yitro, a former idolater who overcame his doubts and recognized the one G-d, earning him the privilege of being forever associated with the...
Parashat Shabbat BESHALACH Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat BESHALACH Video Commentary...

Exodus 13:17 – 17:16; Judges 4:4 – 5:31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel “Bread from heaven: What a beautiful way for G-d to show His people how much He loves them! The manna which sustained Israel for forty years in the desert was replaced upon entering the land by bread which sprouts from the earth, a process no less miraculous than manna, and an expression no...
Parashat Shabbat BO Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat BO Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 10:1 – 13:16; Jeremiah 46:13–26   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Time: Where does it come from? Where does it begin? Who determines time and what gift does time contain? “This month shall be to you the head of the months; to you it shall be the first of the months of the year.” Exodus 12:2 marks the beginning of time,...

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