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DEVARIM – Shabbat Video Commentary

DEVARIM – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22 || Isaiah 1:1-27 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Book of Deuteronomy is made up entirely of Moshe’s own words, spoke directly from his heart, which itself was filled with the voice of HaShem. Moshe’s words of gentle rebuke and steadfast encouragement for his people still ring true and relevant today. It is our duty to open our...
Matot-Masei – Shabbat Video Commentary

Matot-Masei – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Numbers 30:2 – 36:13 || Jeremiah 2:4-28 & 3:4 & 4:1-2 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Moshe rabbenu, (Moses our master) was a man totally dedicated to his G-d and his people. He had no private life. His every moment was preoccupied with serving the G-d of Israel and the people of Israel, which he did faithfully, to his final breath»…more: Shabbat...
PINCHAS – Shabbat Video Commentary

PINCHAS – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 || Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Don’t mistake his zealotry for jealousy, or the violent nature of his act which defended G-d’s honor, and simultaneously put an end to Israel’s licentious behavior and the plague that was decimating the nation, for the sign of a violent nature in his soul. G-d Himself testifies...
BALAK – Shabbat Video Commentary

BALAK – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Numbers 22:2 – 25:9 || Micah 5,6 – 6,8 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Bilaam, the heathen prophet and curser for hire, whose motto was „anything you can do, I can do badder,“ was the negative twin of Moshe, and as our sages teach us, was the exact opposite of our father Avraham. Avraham, referred to by G-d as „my love,“ was a righteous man...
CHUKAT – Shabbat Video Commentary

CHUKAT – Shabbat Video Commentary...

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 – that ties all these events so tightly together»…more: Shabbat Shalom
KORACH – Shabbat Video Commentary

KORACH – Shabbat Video Commentary...

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 either Moshe or HaShem which swallowed up Korach, causing his precipitous demise. Brilliant and charismatic, he could have been a contender instead of a poster boy for the sin of self aggrandizement, which is his sole claim to...
SHELACH – Shabbat Video Commentary

SHELACH – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Numbers 13:1 – 15:41 || Jehoshua 2:1-24 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 the hard way by the spies who searched out the land of Israel»…more: Shabbat Shalom
BRHA’ALOTCHA – ShabbatVideo Commentary

BRHA’ALOTCHA – ShabbatVideo Commentary...

Numbers 8:1 – 12:16 || Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Torah’s account of the resolve and purpose which informed Aharon’s performance of the commandment to ‚raise up‘ (kindle) the seven lamps of the Tabernacle menorah, teaches us that minding G-d’s will and leading a life of meaning and constant renewal, go hand...
BAMIDBA – Shabbat Video Commentary

BAMIDBA – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Numbers 1:1 – 4:20 || Hosea 2:1-22 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Israelite encampments in the wilderness at Sinai form a perfect „soul system“ in which the twelve tribal encampments are arrayed around the Mishkan/Tabernacle which resides in their center, housing the Shechina, the presence of G-d, the gravitational force around which the nation revolves»…more: Shabbat...
BEHAR and BECHUKOTAI Shabbat Video Commentary

BEHAR and BECHUKOTAI Shabbat Video Commentary...

Israel: Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34 || Jeremiah 16,19 – 17,14 Galut: Leviticus 25:1 – 27,34 || Jeremiah 16:19 –17:34 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...

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