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Parashat BEHAR Temple Institute Commentary

Parashat BEHAR Temple Institute Commentary...

Israel: Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34) Galut: Behar (Leviticus 25:1-26:2): Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: The life force that G-d bestows upon all creation transcends time and space and invests all creation with holiness. By the laws of shemittah (7 year sabbatical cycle) and Yovel (49 year Jubilee cycle), Torah commands Israel to take possession of both time...
Parashat EMOR Temple Institute Commentary

Parashat EMOR Temple Institute Commentary...

Israel: Behar (Leviticus 25:1-26:2) Galut: Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23): Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: The Holy Temple is not simply a unique place and time within which G-d’s presence dwells and can be experienced by all who enter. The Holy Temple, within which G-d’s presence is overwhelmingly in the here and now, shapes for all humanity, near and far,...
ACHAREI MOT and KEDOSHIM Video Commentary

ACHAREI MOT and KEDOSHIM Video Commentary...

Galut: Acharei Mot (Lev. 16:1) || Israel: Kedoshim (19:1 – 20:27) Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: „There are a number of bridges between the two parashiot Acharei Mot and Kedoshim.“ … You shall be holy, for I, HaShem, your G-d, am holy.“ How is that possible? What is required? How is it to be achieved? Parashat Kedoshim describes what it takes...
Passover Greetings from the Temple Institute

Passover Greetings from the Temple Institute...

» download Pesach greeting card and print for free Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: Rabbi Chaim Richman, on behalf of the Temple Institute, shares a holiday greeting with the Institute’s supporters, friends and fellow travelers, and with the entire people of Israel and all who love the people of Israel and the G-d of Israel throughout the world. Passover is the festival...
Parashat METZORA Video Commentary

Parashat METZORA Video Commentary...

Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33 || Malachi 3:4-24 » download Pesach greeting card and print for free Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: We speak, therefore we are human. In order to preserve our humanity we must take hold of our tongues and speak only things worthy of the name G-d gave to the man He created – Adam. The spiritual palliative prescribed by Torah provides for the...
Temple Talk Radio: Tazria – Spiritual Repercussions

Temple Talk Radio: Tazria – Spiritual Reperc...

Half Hallel; Lev. 12:1 – 13:59; Ex. 12:1-20; Num. 28:9-15 || Ezek. 45:16 – 46:18; Isa. 66 Israel’s Mission: To Vanquish Death Forever, Rosh Chodesh: Cosmic Joy of the Month of Nisan and the Dedication of the Tabernacle: My World and Welcome to It: Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: This Shabbat features the confluence of Rosh Chodesh Nisan, the beginning of the new...
Parashat SHEMINI Video Commentary

Parashat SHEMINI Video Commentary...

Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47; (Para) Numeri 19 || Ezekiel 36:16-38 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: When „the glory of HaShem appeared to“ Israel „and all the people saw, sang praises, and fell upon their faces,“ they sang in one perfectly pitched, harmonious voice. How do we recreate that moment? How do we stay in tune with G-d, with our own true selves,...
Parashat TZAV Video Commentary

Parashat TZAV Video Commentary...

Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36 || Jeremiah 7:21 – 8:3 & 9:22-23 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: 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 on the stone altar in the...
Parashat VAYIKRA Video Commentary – Zachor

Parashat VAYIKRA Video Commentary – Zachor...

Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26 || 1 Samuel 15:2-34 seph. 1-34 Zachor (Chabad.org) – This being the Shabbat before Purim… Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: Welcome to a world where actions speak louder than words; where a man becomes a man while drawing closer to G-d. A world so foreign to our modern sensibilities and perceptions, we need to listen with extra intent...
Parashat PEKUDAI Video Commentary

Parashat PEKUDAI Video Commentary...

Exodus 38:21 – 40:38 || 1 Kings 7:40-50 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: Welcoming G-d into our neighborhood and making this world a better place – this is the simple yet profound reason Israel has been commanded to build for G-d a Sanctuary on this earth. Israel is a nation whose destiny is to live and act in G-d consciousness, thereby uplifting man and perfecting...

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