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Parashat Miketz Readings and Hanukkah Video Commentary

Parashat Miketz Readings and Hanukkah Video Commen...

Hallel; Genesis 41:1 – 44:17, Numbers 7:30-41; Zecharia 2:14 – 4:7 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel “One Dream, One G-d, One Truth: How a young Hebrew, sold into slavery by his brothers, thought to be dead by his father, and thrown into prison a thousand miles from home, alone and unknown, was able to rise to the top of the Pharaonic ladder in Egypt, liberate the powerful...
Parashat Shabbat Vayeshev Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Vayeshev Readings and Video Comme...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsGenesis 37:1 – 40:23; Amos 2:6 – 3:8   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Have you ever felt utterly and completely alone? Yosef must have. He was separated from his loving father and his brothers wanted to kill him. Ultimately he was thrown in a pit filled with scorpions and snakes and then sold to some passing Ishmaelites, who in turn sold...
Parashat VAYISHLACH Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat VAYISHLACH Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsGenesis 32:4 – 36:43; Hosea 12:13 – 10:10; Obadiah   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Yaakov avinu’s (our forefather Jacob’s) midnight encounter with a mysterious angel: Who was this angel, what was his purpose, and by what name was he known? Yaakov overcomes the angel, and by doing so gains insight into all these questions. He...
Parashat VAYEITZEI Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat VAYEITZEI Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsGenesis 28:10–32:3; Hosea 11:7 – 12:12   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Avraham saw his appointed meeting place with G-d as a distant and foreboding mountain, (Mount Moriah), and Yitzchak envisioned the Holy Temple to be a field, accessible and alive. But it was Yaakov who understood the Holy Temple to be a home, a nurturing, loving center...
Parashat TOLDOT Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat TOLDOT Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsGenesis 25:19–28:9; 1 Samuel 20:18-42   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Yitzchak avinu (Isaac our patriarch) was a man of vision blinded by the light of G-d’s brilliant and hidden presence. He lived, he died, and he lived again to bless his son Yaakov, ‘ish tam,’ the perfectible man, with the task of bringing G-d’s light...
Parashat CHAYEI SARAH Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat CHAYEI SARAH Readings and Video Commentar...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsGenesis 23:1–25:18; 1 Kings 1:1-31   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “The life of Sara teaches us that through their deeds the righteous live on even after their bodies are interred in the ground. The first person to be mourned, wept for and eulogized in Torah, Sara’s death and burial in the Machpelah cave of Hevron established Israel’s...
Parashat VAYERA Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat VAYERA Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki Commons18:1 – 22:24 || Kings 2 4:1-37 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Avraham’s final test was not just the binding of Yitzchak, but no less crucially, the finding of the ‘place’ where G-d directed him to do so. For only in this place, the place where man was created, the place of the altar of the Holy Temple, could the binding...
Parashat LECH LECHA Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat LECH LECHA Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsGenesis 12:1 – 17:27 || Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Avraham avinu (our father Abraham), sought G-d and loved G-d. G-d called to Avraham to leave all behind and journey to a land G-d would bequeath to Avraham’s as yet unborn children. Avraham’s understanding that the world has a Master and that He...
Parashat NOACH Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat NOACH Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsGenesis 6:9 – 11:32; Numeri 28:9-15 || Isaiah 66 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Before the beginning, before the heavens and the earth, before darkness and light, night and day, the stars and illuminations, the creatures of the sea, the crawling things, the birds or the beasts… even before the first Shabbat – G-d laid out the...
Simchat Torah and Shabbat Bereshit Readings

Simchat Torah and Shabbat Bereshit Readings...

Shemini Atzeret: Hallel, Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17 , Numbers 29:35-30:1, Kings 1, 8:54-66 Simchat Torah: Hallel, Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12, Genesis 1:1-2:3, Numbers 29:35-30:1, Joshua 1:1-18 Shabbat Bereshit: Genesis 1:1-6:8; Haftara: Isaiah 42:5-43:10 Download the according picture postcard / greeting card here » » The Hallel, consisting of Psalms 113 – 118, is recited for Sukkot like for Pesach (or Passover, where the...

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