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Parashat Shabbat KI TAVO Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat KI TAVO Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki Commons Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8 || Isaiah 60:1–22 click here for free of charge Rosh haShana Greeting Card Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „The nation of Israel’s purpose for entering and inheriting the land of Israel is literally written on stone and made into an altar to G-d, designed to broadcast to the world that there is One G-d and...
Parashat Shabbat Ki Teitzei Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Ki Teitzei Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki Commons Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19 || Isaiah 54:1–10 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Just as G-d’s presence fills the world but G-d is not the world, so too, G-d’s mercy fills creation but G-d can’t be defined by His attribute of mercy. Some commandments, such as shiluach haken – the chasing away of the mother bird before...
Parashat Shabbat SHOFTIM Video-Commentary

Parashat Shabbat SHOFTIM Video-Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki Commons Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 || Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „G-d promised the land of Israel to Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov, and He intends to keep His promise. All that He requires is that Israel shows courage in the face of implacable enemies far more numerous and seemingly far more powerful than she. To help encourage...
Parashat Shabbat Reeh Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Reeh Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki Commons Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16,17; Rosh Chodesh „Elul“: Numeri 28:9-15 || Isaiah 66 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: Who is a prophet of the One True G-d? A fortune teller? A soothsayer? One who sees tomorrow’s events today? A rock star? A devastatingly clever pundit? A charismatic player with idolatry in his heart? A prophet of the One True G-d...
Terror on Israel EKEV Temple Talk Radio Commentary

Terror on Israel EKEV Temple Talk Radio Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki Commons Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25 || Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: Building a Just Society in the Land of Israel – Plain Talk: Perspectives on Terror, Survival, and the De-legitimization of Israel! This week’s Torah portion of Eikev emphasizes the importance of Israel fulfilling G-d’s commandments in the Land....
Parashat Shabbat VaEtchanan

Parashat Shabbat VaEtchanan...

© Lencer, Wiki Commons Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11 || Isaiah 40:1-26 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Moshe beseeches G-d simply to be allowed into the land of Israel where he can see „this good mountain and the Lebanon,“ understood by our sages as referring to the mountain of Jerusalem and the cedars of Lebanon of the Holy Temple. When Moshe later states...
DEVARIM and HAZON before TISHA beAW Video Commentary

DEVARIM and HAZON before TISHA beAW Video Commenta...

© Lencer, Wiki Commons Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 || Isaiah 1:1-27 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „How poignant, yet sweetly hopeful that this year the Torah reading of Devarim falls precisely on Tisha b’Av – the 9th of Av. On the very day of the destruction of the Holy Temple, Moshe rabbenu – Moses our master – speaks for the first time his own words...
Parashat Shabbat Matot-Masei Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Matot-Masei Video Commentary...

Numbers 30:2 – 36:13 || Jeremiah 2:4-28+3:4+4:1-2   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: »On the eve of their entry into the land of Israel, the children of Israel undergo intensive spiritual preparation in order to merit the settlement and occupation of the land set aside for them by G-d. Life inside the land of Israel is a reality unparalleled by life anywhere else on earth,...
Parashat Shabbat PINCHAS Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat PINCHAS Readings and Video Commen...

Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 || Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: »True Torah leadership, that which parashat Pinchas extols, serves the people by standing before G-d and seeking His council in leading the nation. All the players in this week’s Torah reading, Pinchas, the daughters of Tzelaphchad, Moshe and Yehoshua, exhibit qualities of leadership, putting...
Parashat Shabbat BALAK Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat BALAK Readings and Video Commenta...

Numbers 22:2 – 25:9 || Micha 5:6 – 6:8   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: »They struck terror in the hearts of Balak and Moav. They threatened to „lick up the earth like an ox licks up the green fields.“ Their very presence signified the end of the old order, their very existence augured a change in the way things are. Why? Because „they have covered the...

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