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VAYEITZEI – Video Commentary On This Shabbat

VAYEITZEI – Video Commentary On This Shabbat...

Genesis 28:10 – 32:3 || Hosea 11:7 – 12:12 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Why was it so urgent for Yaakov to stop at that specific place at that specific moment as he was fleeing from his brother’s murderous wrath? Why did G-d warp time and space to make it happen? What happens when our path intersects with G-d’s will?»…more: Shabbat Shalom
TOLDOT – Commentary On Shabbat CHANUKAH and Kristallnacht

TOLDOT – Commentary On Shabbat CHANUKAH and ...

Genesis 25:19 – 28:9 || Malachi 1:1 – 2:7 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The struggle between Yaakov and Esav, which began whilst still in the womb, is an eternal struggle between two nations, between goodness and evil, between light and darkness, between a nation that is open to G-d’s truth and lives by and teaches that truth, and a nation willing to...
CHAYEI SARA – Video Commentary On This Shabbat

CHAYEI SARA – Video Commentary On This Shabb...

Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 || 1 Kings 1:1-31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Old age, the blessing of wisdom conferred upon one who has lived his life with love and kindness towards others, a true recognition of G-d’s presence in the world, is a gift for all of us to acquire, thanks to Avraham, who beseeched G-d to grant him old age and the wisdom to recognize the...
VAYERA – Video Commentary On This Shabbat

VAYERA – Video Commentary On This Shabbat...

Genesis 18:1 – 22:24 || 2 Kings 4:1-37 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Avraham dedicated his entire life to sharing the good news that there is One G-d in the world, and that all we have comes from Him. Avraham sought out wayfarers and passers-by, invited them in, showered them with kindness and insisted that his guests give thanks only to G-d, Creator of the world»…more: Shabbat...
LECH LECHA – Video commentary on this Shabbat

LECH LECHA – Video commentary on this Shabba...

Genesis 12:1 – 17:27 || Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Trying to explain away creation without fully comprehending the purpose of creation is a lesson in futility which ultimately ends in idolatry. Man, from the earliest generations to our present day has fallen repeatedly into this trap. Avraham understood that purpose and intent were the...
NOACH – Video commentary on this Shabbat

NOACH – Video commentary on this Shabbat...

Genesis 6:9 – 11:32 || Isaiah 54:1 – 55:5 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «What became of man that in the passing of just ten generations G-d was disappointed in the man He created and regretted creating man in the first place? Man forgot the source of all his blessings and cynically appointed himself the master of creation. In short, man trashed G-d. Acknowledgement...
BERESHITH – Video commentary on this Shabbat

BERESHITH – Video commentary on this Shabbat...

Genesis 1:1 – 6:8 || Isaiah 42:5 – 43:10 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The world is created anew each day by G-d as an expression of G-d’s love for His creation. Live each day anew for each day comes but once and each day holds a world of potential never before fulfilled, just waiting for you, today, to make the most of G-d’s creation»…more: Shabbat...
Why is Sukkot the Most Joyous Time of the Year

Why is Sukkot the Most Joyous Time of the Year...

The Loving Embrace of the Sukkah Temple Talk Radio by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Fresh from the high holy days and our rendezvous with the King, the nation of Israel prepares to celebrate the festival of Sukkot, called ‚the time of our joy.‘ What is the secret of Sukkot and why is it considered to be the most joyous festival of year? Why did the spirit of prophecy descend...
Ha’azinu and Special Sukkot Message

Ha’azinu and Special Sukkot Message...

Deuteronomy 32:1-52 || 2 Samuel 22:1-51 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Our lives are a song whose words and melody are co-authored by ourselves and our Creator. We must take care to hear G-d’s voice and harmonize with His will. This is but one of the lessons we can glean from Ha’azinu, read this year on the Shabbat between Yom Kippur and Sukkot. If we have...
VAYELECH and the Message of Yom Kippur Video

VAYELECH and the Message of Yom Kippur Video...

Deuteronomy 31 || Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «As Moses explains to the children of Israel, one of the most devastating ramifications of our backsliding is the self-induced illusion that G-d has abandoned us. But G-d never abandons His children. On the contrary, He yearns for our return. Yom Kippur is our G-d given opportunity...

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