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Shabbat Video Commentary and 70th Birthday Salute to Israel

Shabbat Video Commentary and 70th Birthday Salute ...

Israel: Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27 Galut: Lev. 12:1 – 15:33 || 2 Kings 7:3-20 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“You shall be holy, for I, HaShem, your G-d, am holy.“ What does it mean to be holy? How are we to achieve it as individuals? And how are we to achieve it as a nation?»…more: 70th Birthday Salute to Israel from the Temple Mount: Temple...
Shemini and Tazria-Metzora Shabbat Video Commantary

Shemini and Tazria-Metzora Shabbat Video Commantar...

Israel: Lev. 12:1 – 15:33 || 2 Kings 7:3-20 Galut: Lev. 9:1 – 11:47 || 2 Samuel 6:1 – 7:17 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The three Torah readings of Shemini,Tazria-Metzora, which form the heart of the book of Leviticus, which itself forms the heart of the Five Books of Moses, reveals a heightened spiritual consciousness, which emanates from the Shechinah –...
The Message of Passover: Believe in Yourself – Don’t Look Back

The Message of Passover: Believe in Yourself ̵...

Pesach 7th Day: Small Hallel; Ex. 13:17 – 15:26; Num. 28:19-25 | | 2. Samuel 22 Pes. 8th Day: -“-; Song of Songs; Deut.14:22 – 16:17; Num. 28:19-25 | | Isa. 10:32 – 12:6; Yizkor Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «In this week’s episode of Temple Talk, Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Chaim Richman explore parallels between Passover then and now. Why is the Passover...
Tzav & Important Passover Message

Tzav & Important Passover Message...

Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36 || Malachi 3:4-24 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «G-d calls upon us to draw closer to Him, and commands us as to how to do so. The book of Leviticus opens with a call to Israel to draw closer by bringing offerings. Only when we have decided to do so do the commandments enumerated in this week’s parashat Tzav, (literally, „command“),...
VAYIKRA – Shabbat Video Commentary

VAYIKRA – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Hallel; Lev. 1:1 – 5:26; Ex. 12:1-20; Num. 28:9-15 || Ez. 45:16 – 46:18 || Ps. 50 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The book of Vayikra („And He called… „) is nothing less than the book of life, for it describes G-d’s gift to man, the inner workings of the Tabernacle/Temple, the Divine service at whose center are the korbanot offerings, whose proper...
VaYakhel-Pekudai – Shabbat Video Commentary

VaYakhel-Pekudai – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 35:1 – 40:38; Numbers 19 || Ezekiel 36:16-38 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Tabernacle, (whose work is brought to completion in this week’s double Torah reading of Vayakhel-Pekudei), and Shabbat, are the twin pillars of our existence. Sanctifying the dimensions of time and space in which we live, the Tabernacle/Holy Temple and the Shabbat grant us the...
KI TISA – Shabbat Video Commentary

KI TISA – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 30:11-34:35 || 1 Kings 18:1-39 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The root cause of the sin of the golden calf are our own self-imposed expectations and resultant disappointments, the persistent self-delusion that it is we who set the rules and run the world. Making room for G-d in our world and seeing His presence in our lives is the only antidote for our golden calf-like...
Before Purim TETZAVEH – Shabbat Video Commentary

Before Purim TETZAVEH – Shabbat Video Commen...

Exodus 27:20 – 30:10 [Zachor: Deut.25:17-19] || 1 Samuel 15:2-34 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «What is the meaning of Moshe’s mysterious disappearance from this week’s Torah reading of Tetzaveh? What is its connection to month of Adar, the upcoming celebration of Purim and to our lives each and every day?»…more: Shabbat Shalom Purim Picture Postcard...
TERUMAH – Shabbat Video Commentary

TERUMAH – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 25:1 – 27:19 || I Kings 5:26 – 6:13 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“As you have been shown on the mountain“ G-d tells Moshe three times concerning the commandment to build the Tabernacle and its sacred vessels. To what vision, what plan, what blueprint is G-d referring? Just what did Moshe and the children of Israel see on Mount Sinai, what did...
MISHPATIM – Shabbat Video Commentary

MISHPATIM – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 21:1 – 24:18; 30:11-16 || II Kings 12:1-17 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Compassion is the key that unlocks the secret of this week’s Parashat Mishpatim, which opens with the Hebrew bondsman, and this Shabbat’s additional reading of parashat Shekalim, which describes the commandment of the half-shekel»…more: Shabbat Shalom

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