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VaYeshev – Shabbat Video Commentary

VaYeshev – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 37:1 – 40:23 || Amos 2:6 – 3:8 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Just beyond the sound and fury of living life in a world determined by free will and the constant struggle between our lesser urges and our better judgement, is G-d’s will and His divine plan, moving behind the scenes, making it happen. That man who just told you how to get to where you...
VaYishlach – Shabbat Video Commentary

VaYishlach – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 32:4 – 36:43 || Hosea 12:13 – 14:10; Obadiah Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «When Yaakov is about to reenter into the land of Israel he has a nighttime encounter with a mysterious stranger, an angel to be precise, whose identity is shrouded in the very dust their struggle kicks up. But it is not the identity of the angel that we need to know, but the identity...
VAYEITZEI – Shabbat Video Commentary

VAYEITZEI – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 28:10 – 32:3 || Hosea 11:7 – 12:12 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Why was it so urgent for Yaakov to stop at that specific place at that specific moment as he was fleeing from his brother’s murderous wrath? Why did G-d warp time and space to make it happen? What happens when our path intersects with G-d’s will? »…more: Shabbat Shalom
TOLDOT – Shabbat Video Commentary

TOLDOT – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 25:19 – 28:9 || 1 Samuel 20:18-42 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Yitzchak avinu (Isaac our patriarch) was a man of vision blinded by the light of G-d’s brilliant and hidden presence. He lived, he died, and he lived again to bless his son Yaakov, ‚ish tam,‘ the perfectible man, with the task of bringing G-d’s light into the world for...
Chayei Sara – Shabbat Video Commentary

Chayei Sara – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 || 1 Kings 1:1-31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Old age, the blessing of wisdom conferred upon one who has lived his life with love and kindness towards others, a true recognition of G-d’s presence in the world, is a gift for all of us to acquire, thanks to Avraham, who beseeched G-d to grant him old age and the wisdom to recognize the...
Kristallnacht – Luther’s Birthday Party

Kristallnacht – Luther’s Birthday Part...

Considered scientifically → see „Social Market Economy: The case of Germany“ page 42 para 4: „The question to be asked here is of political nature and is whether the reason for the Reichskristallnacht of November 9/10, 1938, is in any way connected to Martin Luther’s birthday which is November 10. Critics of Luther‘ antisemitism state that the attacks, destructions and burnings of Jewish shops...
VAYERA – Shabbat Video Commentary

VAYERA – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 18:1 – 22:24 || 2 Kings 4:1-37 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Avraham dedicated his entire life to sharing the good news that there is One G-d in the world, and that all we have comes from Him. Avraham sought out wayfarers and passers-by, invited them in, showered them with kindness and insisted that his guests give thanks only to G-d, Creator of the world»…more: Shabbat...
LECH LECHA – Shabbat Video Commentary

LECH LECHA – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 12:1 – 17:27 || Isaiah 40:27 – 41,16 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «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 rules His world with love...
NOACH – Shabbat Video Commentary

NOACH – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 6:9 – 11:32 || Isaiah 66 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Parashat Bereshit begins by describing how G-d created the world and concludes by describing how man very nearly destroyed the world. Arrogance, licentiousness, egotism ans selfishness just begin to describe the depths to which man had sunk a mere ten generations after begin created and given life by...
From Yom Kippur to Sukkot

From Yom Kippur to Sukkot...

Temple Talk Radio: From Yom Kippur to Sukkot: Renewal, Joy, and Prophecy Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Sukkah: Escaping into the Divine Embrace Ushpizin (Guests) in the Sukkah and the Divine Attributes. The joyous festival of Sukkot is approaching, and the hosts of Temple Talk prepare to head into their temporary booths, to bask in the radiance of the Divine Presence...

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