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Shabbat KORACH Video Commentary

Shabbat KORACH Video Commentary...

Numbers 16:1 – 18:32 [28:9-15]|| Isaiah 66 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Brilliant, wealthy, influential, and tasked with transporting the Ark of the Covenant, Korach had it all. But it wasn’t enough. He wanted more. Korach wanted to usurp Moshe’s leadership and he wanted to commandeer Aharon’s role as Kohen Gadol. Like all who reach too far, Korach...
Shabbat SHELACH Video Commentary

Shabbat SHELACH Video Commentary...

Numbers 13:1 – 15:41 || Joshua 2 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The generation of the desert paid a high price for their lack of belief in themselves, but received the sweetest and most profound affirmation of G-d’s belief in them: the promise that their children will indeed enter the land, build the Holy Temple, and share time and space in the promised land...
Shabbat BeHa’alotcha Video Commentary

Shabbat BeHa’alotcha Video 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...
Shabbat BAMIDBA Video Commentary

Shabbat BAMIDBA 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...
Shabbat BEHAR-BECHUKOTAI Video Commentary

Shabbat BEHAR-BECHUKOTAI Video Commentary...

Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34 || Jeremiah 16:19 –17:34 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The default mode of creation is set out in the opening verses of parashat Bechukotai: a world of blessings in which all our possible needs and wants are seen to and tended to by G-d. But in order to attain this default mode of creation, man needs to do a reset, by heeding these words...
Shabbat EMOR Video Commentary

Shabbat EMOR Video Commentary...

Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23 || Ezekiel 44:15-31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Parashat Emor, in its entirety, from its rules concerning the fitness of kohanim, to its roster of the annual festivals and holy days, and right to the commandment to kindle the golden menorah and place freshly baked show-bread upon the golden show-bread table, and concluding with the incident...
Shabbat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim Video Commentary

Shabbat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim Video Commentary...

Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27 || Amos 9:7-15 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: Shabbat Shalom
TAZRIA-METZORA Video Commentary on: Spiritual Illness of Tzar’at

TAZRIA-METZORA Video Commentary on: Spiritual Illn...

Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33 || 2 Kings 7:3-20 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The spiritual illness of tzar’at, which is physically manifest in the flesh, clothing and walls of a person’s house, is a painful, but ultimately loving reminder by G-d of our common humanity, and of Torah’s plan that we all live as brothers, respectful and sensitive to one...
Shabbat SHEMINI Video Commentary

Shabbat SHEMINI Video Commentary...

Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47 || 2 Samuel 6:1 – 7:17 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «On the very same day that G-d sends fire down from heaven to consume the inaugural offerings in the Tabernacle, He instructs Israel to eat only certain animals which are clean, and to not eat animals which are unclean. Why? By adhering to Torah’s dietary rules we renew our ascent...
Tzav and Passover Pesach-Video Commentary

Tzav and Passover Pesach-Video Commentary...

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“),...

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