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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“),...
Shabbat VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI Video Commentary

Shabbat VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI Video Commentary...

Exodus 35:1 – 40:38 || Ezekiel 45:16 – 46:18 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Generous hearts, wise hearts, uplifted hearts, Torah’s emphasis on details, observing Shabbat, the building of the Tabernacle and the conclusion of creation are all part of the love story between G-d and Israel that begins and concludes the book of Exodus»…more: Shabbat Shalom
Shabbat KI TISA Video Commentary

Shabbat KI TISA Video Commentary...

Exodus 30:11 – 34:35 [Parah: Numbers 19] || [Ezekiel 36:16-38] Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The vast, sprawling soul-scape that is Ki Tisa, in all its myriad facets, points to one irrefutable fact of life: Without the infinite, endless presence of G-d in our lives every moment of every day, we are nothing. The age of information in which we live and the ever changing...
Shabbat TETZAVEH and PURIM Video Commentary

Shabbat TETZAVEH and PURIM Video Commentary...

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: «“It’s a bird, it’s a plane…“ no, it’s just the Kohen Gadol, ordinary mortal but super-hero, nonetheless, serving G-d in the Holy Temple. With the powers vested in his priestly vestments, the integrity which fills his heart and his...
Shabbat MISHPATIM Video Commentary

Shabbat MISHPATIM 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: «We can liberate ourselves by recognizing that G-d is all there is and that all the world belongs to Him. The lofty ideals and transcendent experience of the Sinai revelation need to be translated into action and transformed into a „G-d conscious consciousness“ that informs...
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

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