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Shabbat Re’eh Video Commentary

Shabbat Re’eh Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17 || Isaiah 54:11 – 55:5 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“I set before you today… I command you today… I command you this day…“ It’s all about today. Life is today. Serving G-d is today. Walking in His way is today. Choosing between right and wrong, blessing and curse, whether we serve G-d, or whether we...
Shabbat EKEV Video Commentary

Shabbat EKEV Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25 || Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Underfoot and tread upon daily, but not to be taken lightly, ignored or overlooked, the commandment to live in the land of Israel is treasured by G-d and praised greatly by Moshe. The land of Israel itself, embraces, nourishes and cares for its promised people»…more: Shabbat...
Shabbat VaEtchanan Video Commentary

Shabbat VaEtchanan Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11 || Isaiah 40:1-26 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «What happens to prayers that appear to us to be unanswered? Where do they go? Are they scattered in the cosmic winds, never to be seen again? Do they fall back down to earth, like so many dried leaves? Or do they form an eternal bridge of human hope and longing, traversing time and space, bonded...
Shabbat DEVARIM Video Commentary

Shabbat DEVARIM Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22 || Isaiah Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The book of Deuteronomy contains the final words of Moshe, delivered to the children of Israel over a five week period, ending with his departure from the world. Moshe opens his discourse by teaching the generation that is poised to enter and inherit the land of Israel that both rebirth and rebuilding...
Shabbat MATOT-MASEI Video Commentary

Shabbat MATOT-MASEI Video Commentary...

Numbers 30:2 – 36:13 || Jeremiah 2:4-28 & 3,4 & 4,1-2 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «As the book of Numbers draws to a close, the children of Israel get ready for the greatest blessing of all: the land of Israel and the ability to feed and shelter themselves, with G-d’s blessing, in the land He promised them, a blessing which we enjoy and cherish...
Shabbat PINCHAS Video-Commentary

Shabbat PINCHAS Video-Commentary...

Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 || Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Pinchas, the son of Elazar, the son of Aharon, is representative of the new generation of the land of Israel, a generation of action and initiative. Whereas G-d led the generation of the desert through Moshe, feeding, sheltering and fighting their battles for them, from now on it will be...
Shabbat BALAK Video-Commentary

Shabbat BALAK Video-Commentary...

Numbers 22:2 – 25:9 || Micha 5:6 – 6:8 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Bilaam, the heathen prophet and curser for hire, whose motto was „anything you can do, I can do badder,“ was the negative twin of Moshe, and as our sages teach us, was the exact opposite of our father Avraham. Avraham, referred to by G-d as „my love,“ was a righteous man...
Shabbat CHUKAT Video-Commentary

Shabbat CHUKAT Video-Commentary...

Numbers 19:1-22:1 || Judges 11:1-33 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Thin Red Line: Parashat Chukat describes so many seemingly unrelated events, yet it is the profound fundamental truth contained in the commandment of the red heifer – parah adumah – that ties all these events so tightly together.»…more: Shabbat Shalom
Shabbat KORACH Video Commentary

Shabbat KORACH Video Commentary...

Numbers 16:1 – 18:32 [28:9-15]|| Isaiah 66 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Brilliant, wealthy, influential, and tasked with transporting the Ark of the Covenant, Korach had it all. But it wasn’t enough. He wanted more. Korach wanted to usurp Moshe’s leadership and he wanted to commandeer Aharon’s role as Kohen Gadol. Like all who reach too far, Korach...
Shabbat SHELACH Video Commentary

Shabbat SHELACH Video Commentary...

Numbers 13:1 – 15:41 || Joshua 2 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The generation of the desert paid a high price for their lack of belief in themselves, but received the sweetest and most profound affirmation of G-d’s belief in them: the promise that their children will indeed enter the land, build the Holy Temple, and share time and space in the promised land...

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