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Shabbat MATOT Readings and Video Commentary

Shabbat MATOT Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsNumbers 30:2 – 32:42 || Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “When the leaders of the tribes of Reuven and Gad approach Moshe and ask his blessing to settle in the lands east of the Jordan River, Moshe is aghast. He saw a great spiritual failing on the part of Reuven and Gad whose relationship and commitment to the land of Israel...
Parashat Pinchas Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Pinchas Readings and Video Commentary...

Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 || Kings I 18:46 – 19:21 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “The war begun by Balak and Bilaam against Israel is still being waged today. This is the war against the Jewish family, the soul and source of Israel’s strength. Balak and Bilaam conspired to entrap Israel with idol worship and licentiousness. Today, Israel’s enemies kidnap...
Parashat Shabbat Balak Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Balak Readings and Video Commenta...

Numbers 22:2 – 25:9 || Haftara: Micha 5:6 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Three times the heathen prophet Bilaam tried to curse Israel and three times he blessed Israel. Three times Bilaam tried to employ his dark arts against Israel and three times his words bespoke the purity of Israel. Three times Bilaam tried to destroy Israel and three times his words revealed...
Parashat Chukat Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Chukat Readings and Video Commentary...

Hallel; Numbers 19:1 – 22:1 / Numbers 28:9-15 || Haftara: Isaiah 66 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: The Thin Red Line: Parashat Chukat describes so many seemingly unrelated events, yet it is the profound fundamental truth contained in the commandment of the red heifer – para aduma – that ties all these events so tightly together. Shabbat Shalom
Parashat Korach Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Korach Readings and Video Commentary...

Numbers 16:1 – 18:32; (Rosch Chodesch) Hallel; Numbers 28:8-15; Isaiah 66:1-24 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: »”They say that vanity got the best of him…” Korach had it all: He was brilliant, well educated, a smooth talker, well versed in the art of communication. He was an aristocrat, a Levite whose privilege it was to bear the Ark of the Covenant across...
Shabbat Shlach Lecha Readings and Video Commentary

Shabbat Shlach Lecha Readings and Video Commentary...

Parashat Shelach: Numbers chapters 13:1 – 15:41; Haftara: Joshua 2:1-24 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Twelve righteous men are sent to “spy” on the land of Israel. Ten return with an evil report, slandering the land of Israel. What went wrong? Narrow and short-sighted self-interest? Or was there a fundamental misunderstanding of Torah and G-d’s...
Prior to Shavuoth Shabbat Naso Readings and Commentary

Prior to Shavuoth Shabbat Naso Readings and Commen...

4. Moses 4:21-7:89; Judges 13:2-25 Commentary by Eric Martienssen: It is no secret that the Pentecost of the church wants to make God’s Shavuot forget. So what is at stake is no less than the fact that the most inconcrete thought by men – so called holy – wants to replace the very concrete law of God, Moses, the Torah, Five Books of Moses. Although there is only the blessing of God for the children...
Parashat BaMidbar Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat BaMidbar Readings and Video Commentary...

Numbers 1:1 – 4:20; Hosea 2:1–22 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman of The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “The twelve flags of the twelve tribes of Israel: From where did they come? What did they signify? Why was Israel so desirous of these twelve flags? “He brought me to his chamber of wine, and his flag above me was love.” Song of Songs 2:4 The twelve flags were expressions of Israel’s...
Parashat Shabbat Bechukotai Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Bechukotai Readings and Video Com...

Levitivcus 26:3-27:34; Jeremiah 16:19–17:14 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman of The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Bechukotai, the concluding parasha of the book of Leviticus, is all about the blessings that Israel will receive when she performs G-d’s will and the “curses” or admonitions that she will incur when she doesn’t perform G-d’s will. Leviticus, more than any other...
Parashat Shabbat BEHAR Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat BEHAR Readings and Video Commenta...

Levitivcus 25:1-26:2; Jeremiah 32:6–27 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman of The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Keeping the Shmitta – Sabbatical – year, and the Yovel – Jubilee- in the land of Israel is an essential element of the nation of Israel’s relationship to the land of Israel, and our recognition that the land and all who dwell upon it, belong to HaShem. Recognizing that HaShem...

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