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Shabbat KI TISA Video Commentary

Shabbat KI TISA Video Commentary...

Exodus 30:11 – 34:35 [Parah: Numbers 19] || [Ezekiel 36:16-38] Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The vast, sprawling soul-scape that is Ki Tisa, in all its myriad facets, points to one irrefutable fact of life: Without the infinite, endless presence of G-d in our lives every moment of every day, we are nothing. The age of information in which we live and the ever changing...
Shabbat TETZAVEH and PURIM Video Commentary

Shabbat TETZAVEH and PURIM Video Commentary...

Exodus 27:20 – 30:10 [Zachor: Deut.25:17-19] || [1 Samuel 15:2-34] Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“It’s a bird, it’s a plane…“ no, it’s just the Kohen Gadol, ordinary mortal but super-hero, nonetheless, serving G-d in the Holy Temple. With the powers vested in his priestly vestments, the integrity which fills his heart and his...
Shabbat MISHPATIM Video Commentary

Shabbat MISHPATIM Video Commentary...

Exodus 21:1 – 24:18; 30:11-16 || II Kings 12:1-17 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «We can liberate ourselves by recognizing that G-d is all there is and that all the world belongs to Him. The lofty ideals and transcendent experience of the Sinai revelation need to be translated into action and transformed into a „G-d conscious consciousness“ that informs...
Shabbat YITRO Video Commentary

Shabbat YITRO Video Commentary...

Exodus 18:1 – 20:23 || Isaiah 6:1 – 7:6; 9:5-6 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Mount SInai was a sensory bending experience in which the entire nation of Israel stepped beyond their physical limitations of perception, and experienced G-d’s revelation directly through the ‚ears‘ and ‚eyes‘ of their souls. The potential for the very...
Shabbat BESHALACH Video Commentary

Shabbat BESHALACH Video Commentary...

Exodus 13:17 – 17:16 || Judges 4:4 – 5:31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Post-parting of the Sea of Reeds depression nags the children of Israel, as they question whether G-d is still with them, just days after the greatest miracle in history leaves them giddy with prophecy. The cure, they learn, is not in the reliving of past heights, but in embracing the day,...
Shabbat BO Video Commentary

Shabbat BO Video Commentary...

Exodus 10:1 – 13:16 || Jeremiah 46:13-28 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Blood on the lintel and the doorposts was not a sign intended to aid G-d in sparing His children Israel from the plague of the first-born, but a sign for all those who performed the Passover offering as G-d commanded, protecting them from the destroyer within»…more: Shabbat Shalom
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...

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