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Shabbat SHEMOT Video Commentary

Shabbat SHEMOT Video Commentary...

Exodus 1:1– 6:1 || Isaiah 2:,6 – 28:13; 29:22-23 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The name which G-d tells Moshe to reveal to the children of Israel as the name of G-d who has sent him to redeem them, is a name which beckons from beyond the horizon, a name of constant becoming, a name which will transform and shape the children of Israel even as they pursue it, to...
Shabbat VAYECHI Video Commentary

Shabbat VAYECHI Video Commentary...

Genesis 47:28 – 50:26 || 1 Kings 2:1-12 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Sometimes G-d speaks to us in the thunder, sometimes in a ’still small voice.‘ Sometimes G-d blesses us with the answer we are seeking in a panic-filled nano-second of darkness and disconnect, and sometimes G-d answers us through the united hearts and voice of our children»…more: Shabbat...
Shabbat VaYigash Video Commentary

Shabbat VaYigash Video Commentary...

Genesis 44:18 – 47:27 || Ezekiel 37:15-28 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «To be in the moment, to live life in its fullest at any given moment one must recognize G-d’s presence in every moment. When Yosef and Binyamin wept on one another’s necks they were living in the moment with G-d, even as their thoughts were traversing the generations»…more: Shabbat...
Shabbat MIKETZ Video Commentary

Shabbat MIKETZ Video Commentary...

(Hallel Ps 113-118); Genesis 41:1 – 44:17 (Numeri 7:48-59) || Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Yosef wasn’t a saint who was immune to the same temptations that we all struggle with. He was, however, a tzadik – a righteous man – who was able to overcome his own potential for downfall by staying focused on who he was – a...
Shabbat VAYISHLACH Video Commentary

Shabbat VAYISHLACH Video Commentary...

Genesis 32:4 – 36:43 || Hosea 12:13 – 14:10 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «When Yaakov is about to reenter into the land of Israel he has a nighttime encounter with a mysterious stranger, an angel to be precise, whose identity is shrouded in the very dust their struggle kicks up. But it is not the identity of the angel that we need to know, but the identity of...
Shabbat VAYEITZEI Video Commentary

Shabbat VAYEITZEI Video Commentary...

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
Shabbat TOLDOT Video Commentary

Shabbat TOLDOT Video Commentary...

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...
Shabbat CHAYEI SARA Video Commentary

Shabbat CHAYEI SARA Video Commentary...

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...
Shabbat VAYERA Video Commentary

Shabbat VAYERA Video Commentary...

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...
Shabbat LECH LECHA Video Commentary

Shabbat LECH LECHA Video Commentary...

Genesis 12:1 – 17:27 || Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Avraham wasn’t just the biological ancestor of the nation of Israel. He wasn’t merely a migrant seeking a new land. And his name wasn’t simply chosen out of a hat by G-d to receive the commandment of lech lecha – „go for yourself“ – on a journey....

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