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Shabbat YITRO Video Commentary

Shabbat YITRO Video Commentary...

Exodus 18:1 – 20:23 || Isaiah 6:1 – 7:6; 9:5-6 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Mount SInai was a sensory bending experience in which the entire nation of Israel stepped beyond their physical limitations of perception, and experienced G-d’s revelation directly through the ‚ears‘ and ‚eyes‘ of their souls. The potential for the very...
Shabbat BESHALACH Video Commentary

Shabbat BESHALACH Video Commentary...

Exodus 13:17 – 17:16 || Judges 4:4 – 5:31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Post-parting of the Sea of Reeds depression nags the children of Israel, as they question whether G-d is still with them, just days after the greatest miracle in history leaves them giddy with prophecy. The cure, they learn, is not in the reliving of past heights, but in embracing the day,...
Shabbat BO Video Commentary

Shabbat BO Video Commentary...

Exodus 10:1 – 13:16 || Jeremiah 46:13-28 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Blood on the lintel and the doorposts was not a sign intended to aid G-d in sparing His children Israel from the plague of the first-born, but a sign for all those who performed the Passover offering as G-d commanded, protecting them from the destroyer within»…more: Shabbat Shalom
Shabbat SHEMOT Video Commentary

Shabbat SHEMOT Video Commentary...

Exodus 1:1– 6:1 || Isaiah 2:,6 – 28:13; 29:22-23 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The name which G-d tells Moshe to reveal to the children of Israel as the name of G-d who has sent him to redeem them, is a name which beckons from beyond the horizon, a name of constant becoming, a name which will transform and shape the children of Israel even as they pursue it, to...
Shabbat VAYECHI Video Commentary

Shabbat VAYECHI Video Commentary...

Genesis 47:28 – 50:26 || 1 Kings 2:1-12 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Sometimes G-d speaks to us in the thunder, sometimes in a ’still small voice.‘ Sometimes G-d blesses us with the answer we are seeking in a panic-filled nano-second of darkness and disconnect, and sometimes G-d answers us through the united hearts and voice of our children»…more: Shabbat...
Shabbat VaYigash Video Commentary

Shabbat VaYigash Video Commentary...

Genesis 44:18 – 47:27 || Ezekiel 37:15-28 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «To be in the moment, to live life in its fullest at any given moment one must recognize G-d’s presence in every moment. When Yosef and Binyamin wept on one another’s necks they were living in the moment with G-d, even as their thoughts were traversing the generations»…more: Shabbat...
Shabbat MIKETZ Video Commentary

Shabbat MIKETZ Video Commentary...

(Hallel Ps 113-118); Genesis 41:1 – 44:17 (Numeri 7:48-59) || Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Yosef wasn’t a saint who was immune to the same temptations that we all struggle with. He was, however, a tzadik – a righteous man – who was able to overcome his own potential for downfall by staying focused on who he was – a...
Shabbat VAYISHLACH Video Commentary

Shabbat VAYISHLACH Video Commentary...

Genesis 32:4 – 36:43 || Hosea 12:13 – 14:10 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 of...
Shabbat VAYEITZEI Video Commentary

Shabbat VAYEITZEI 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
Shabbat TOLDOT Video Commentary

Shabbat TOLDOT Video Commentary...

Genesis 25:19 – 28:9 || Malachi 1:1 – 2,7 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The struggle between Yaakov and Esav, which began whilst still in the womb, is an eternal struggle between two nations, between goodness and evil, between light and darkness, between a nation that is open to G-d’s truth and lives by and teaches that truth, and a nation willing to...

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