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Parashat SHOFTIM Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat SHOFTIM Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsDeuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 || Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “The great concern Torah evinces for an unsolved murder, as in the case of the ‘axed calf’ is a harsh contrast to the laws of warfare which precede it and call upon all Israelite warriors to be fearless and merciless when fighting a divinely mandated...
Parashat Re’eh Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Re’eh Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsDeuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17 || Isaiah 54:11 – 55:5 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Who is that false prophet that Torah warns us against? How can he perform wonders if he is false, and if he is false why does he appear? Why does G-d empower him to perform wonders, if not to ensnare Israel? There are many false prophets today in the business...
Parashat EKEV Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat EKEV Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsDeuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25 || Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “The land of Israel – every grain of it – belongs to the people of Israel. By virtue of her diligent adherence to G-d’s commandments, Israel will come into undisputed possession of the land. No man can take this away – not even the...
Parashat Vaetchanan Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Vaetchanan Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsDeuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11 || Isaiah 40:1-26 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “How important is the land of Israel? How essential is it to the children of Israel and to the fulfilling of the Torah of Israel? How crucial is it to all mankind that the nation of Israel is sovereign in the land of Israel? How vital is the land of Israel to G-d that...
Parashat DEVARIM and CHAZON before TISHA BeAV Video Commentary

Parashat DEVARIM and CHAZON before TISHA BeAV Vide...

© Lencer, Wiki Commons Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 || Isaiah 1:1-27 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Moshe rabbenu opens his final words to the children of Israel with gentle chastisement. Before they enter the land it is important that they be reminded of their past errors in order to guard them against repeating those mistakes. Today’s current events remind us that our...
Parashat MASEI Readimgs and Video Commentary

Parashat MASEI Readimgs and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsNumbers 33:1 – 36:13 || Jeremiah 2:4–28; 3:4 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Life has its way stations. They are part of the plan. Each is a stepping stone along the way to where we need to be, to the final destination G-d has determined for us. As with the life of an individual, so too, with the life of the nation of Israel. Every son and...
Shabbat MATOT Readings and Video Commentary

Shabbat MATOT Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsNumbers 30:2 – 32:42 || Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “When the leaders of the tribes of Reuven and Gad approach Moshe and ask his blessing to settle in the lands east of the Jordan River, Moshe is aghast. He saw a great spiritual failing on the part of Reuven and Gad whose relationship and commitment to the land of Israel...
Parashat Pinchas Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Pinchas Readings and Video Commentary...

Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 || Kings I 18:46 – 19:21 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “The war begun by Balak and Bilaam against Israel is still being waged today. This is the war against the Jewish family, the soul and source of Israel’s strength. Balak and Bilaam conspired to entrap Israel with idol worship and licentiousness. Today, Israel’s enemies kidnap...
Parashat Shabbat Balak Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Balak Readings and Video Commenta...

Numbers 22:2 – 25:9 || Haftara: Micha 5:6 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Three times the heathen prophet Bilaam tried to curse Israel and three times he blessed Israel. Three times Bilaam tried to employ his dark arts against Israel and three times his words bespoke the purity of Israel. Three times Bilaam tried to destroy Israel and three times his words revealed...
Parashat Chukat Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Chukat Readings and Video Commentary...

Hallel; Numbers 19:1 – 22:1 / Numbers 28:9-15 || Haftara: Isaiah 66 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: 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 – para aduma – that ties all these events so tightly together. Shabbat Shalom

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