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CHUKAT – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

CHUKAT – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat BALAK is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „CHUKAT“: Numbers 19:1 – 22:1 || Judges 11:1-33 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «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 – parah adumah...
KORACH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

KORACH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat CHUKAT is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „KORACH“: Numbers 16,1 – 18,32 || 1 Samuel 11:14 – 12:22 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Twas arrogance and jealousy, pride and a lack of faith in both Moshe and HaShem which swallowed up Korach, causing his precipitous demise. Brilliant and charismatic, he could have...
SHELACH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

SHELACH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat KORACH is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „Shelach Lecha“: Numbers 13:1 – 15:41 || Joshua 2 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The reality which exists all around us reflects the reality that we create within our own selves, based on our trust in G-d and our openness to let Him into our hearts. A lesson learned...
Beha’alotcha – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

Beha’alotcha – Video Commentary on thi...

Please note that parashat SHELACH is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „Beha’alotcha“: Numbers 8:1-12:16 || Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Beha’alotcha and the art of complaining: The professional complainers in the desert turned complaining from a spontaneous response to discomfort into a premeditated...
NASO – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

NASO – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat BEHAALOTCHA is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „NASO“: Numbers 4:21 – 7:89 || Judges 13:2-25 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Out in the desert the nation of Israel is instructed to set up her encampments around all four sides of the Tabernacle. This is not merely to provide equal access for all the tribes to...
The Festival of Shavuot

The Festival of Shavuot...

Please note that parashat NASO is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: BEMIDBAR: Numbers 1:1 – 4:20 || Hosea 2:1-22 The Festival of Shavuot Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Like the Torah itself, Shavuot, the holiday which celebrates the receiving of Torah at Sinai, is multifaceted. Not only does Shavuot merit a multiple of names, its meaning and its observance...
BEHAR – Video Commantary on this Shabbat

BEHAR – Video Commantary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat BECHUKOTAI is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. „BEHAR“ (Galut) Lev. 25:1 – 26:2 || Jeremiah 32:6–27 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“The land shall rest a Sabbath to HaShem.“ (Lev. 25:2) Thusly G-d introduces the children of Israel to their significant other – the land of Israel. Not simply a place...
Leviticus: Revealing Godliness in this World

Leviticus: Revealing Godliness in this World...

Please note that parashat BEHAR is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. „Emor“ (Galut) Lev. 21:1 – 24:23 || Ezekiel 44:15-31 Temple Talk Radio: Readings in Leviticus: Revealing G-dliness in this World The Month of Iyar: Miraculous Historical Continuum The Days of Counting the Omer: An Inner Spiritual Workshop «Join Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Chaim Richman in this week’s fast-paced, inspiring...
KEDOSHIM – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

KEDOSHIM – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat EMOR is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut KEDOSHIM: Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27 || Amos 9:7-15 [Seph: Ezekiel 20:2-20] Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“Be holy!“ G-d commands us, „for I, HaShem your G-d, am holy.“ Just as G-d loves man, so are we to love our fellow man and treat him accordingly. This...
OMER: The Meaning of Jewish Existence

OMER: The Meaning of Jewish Existence...

„Acharei Mot“ (Diaspora): Lev. 16:1 – 18:30 || 1 Samuel 20:18-42 (Israel: Kedoshim) Temple Talk Radio: Anti-Semitism vs. The Omer The Life-Changing Potential Inherent in Time Counting the Omer: Reflecting the Divine Attributes in Everyday Behavior «This week’s edition of Temple Talk focuses on the unique period of time between the Festival of Passover and the Festival of Shavuot, marked by observance...

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