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TZAV – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

TZAV – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36 || Jeremiah 7:21 – 8:3 & 9:22-23 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Shlamim (Peace offering) and the Todah (Thanksgiving offering) described in parashat Tzav, both free-will, voluntary offerings, are paralleled in their essence and intention to prayer and Torah study. The burst of energy which informs the Todah offering’s urgent...
VAYIKRA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

VAYIKRA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26 || Deut. 25:17-19 || 1 Sam.15:2-34 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Now that G-d has rested His presence in the newly built Tabernacle, He has no greater desire than to enable man to ennoble his spirit and burnish the divine image in which he was created via the korbanot drawing near offerings which are the heart of the Tabernacle/Holy Temple service»…more: Shabbat...
PEKUDEI – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

PEKUDEI – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 38:21 – 40:38 || 1 Kings 7:40-50 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «With the completion of the Tabernacle, Israel’s acceptance of the Torah and its presence in their midst, the true and eternal mission of the people of Israel is set into motion. Israel prepared a home for G-d’s presence and a center for His Torah, and G-d caused His presence to enter there....
VaYakhel – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

VaYakhel – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 35:1 – 38:20; Exodus 30:11-16 || 2 Kings 12:1-17 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The debacle of the golden calf was a result of Israel temporarily losing heart, but the building of the Tabernacle was a case of Israel literally pulling itself up by its own boot-strings and reapplying the efforts and intentions of their hearts towards making G-d’s dream...
KI TISA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

KI TISA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 30:11 – 34:35 || 1 Kings 18:1-38 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The debacle of the golden calf is a cautionary tale about the dangers of trying to shape G-d in our image, of making G-d more compliant with our own limitations and self serving goals. G-d presides over His people on His terms, and not the other way around»…more: Shabbat Shalom
TETZAVEH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

TETZAVEH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 27:20 – 30:10 || Ezekiel 43:10-27 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Appointing Aharon and his descendants to tend to the service in the Tabernacle/Holy Temple was G-d’s first instruction to Moshe following the commandment to build for G-d a Sanctuary. G-d desires man, as represented by the kohanim (priests) to enter into His sacred space and renew the connection...
TRUMAH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

TRUMAH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 25:1 – 27:19 || 1 Kings 5:26 – 6:13 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Why does G-d instruct Moshe to „build for ME a Sanctuary?“ Why is G-d so insistent on Israel building a Mikdash (Tabernacle/Temple) for His name’s sake? Why does G-d want to share our space on this earth? And why do some question G-d’s integrity in insisting that He...
MISHPATIM – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

MISHPATIM – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 21:1 – 24:18 || Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“And these are the ordinances“ which follow the giving of the Ten Commandments… ordinances which encompass the entirety of our life experiences, each and every moment of our days and nights, and enable us, through their observance, to lift up our earthly lives and connect...
YITRO – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

YITRO – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 18:1 – 20:23 || Isaiah 6:1 – 7:6; 9:5-6 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“I am HaShem, your G-d.“ You need to believe it! But believing it is not enough: You need to Know it! And how do we know that HaShem is G-d? By experiencing and acknowledging G-d’s presence in our lives. Know HaShem your G-d»…more: Shabbat Shalom
BeShalach – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

BeShalach – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 13:17 – 17:16 || Judges 4:4 – 5:31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Water, water, the stuff our world is made of, the expression of G-d’s love for creation, for man, for His people, the vehicle through which G-d rains his bounty on Israel and teaches them how to walk through history, through life, upright and blessed»…more: Shabbat Shalom

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