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Parashat Shabbat TETZAVEH Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat TETZAVEH Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 27:10 – 30:10; Deut. 25:17-19 || Samuel I 15:2-34   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Love and marriage: This is the story of the building of the Tabernacle in the desert. G-d so loved His people Israel that He could not bear to wait until they entered the land before they would build for Him a sanctuary. He ordered a temporary, portable...
Parashat Shabbat TERUMAH – Our Temple’s Mission

Parashat Shabbat TERUMAH – Our Temple’...

Exodus 25:1 – 27:19; Kings I 5:26 – 6:13 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Egypt is now behind us – it’s time to get down to business . . .” G-d says essentially: We’ve been through enough together; after all He says: I created the world for a purpose: That you should know who I am! So Israel is commanded to build the tabernacle in the middle of the desert, it’s a...
Parashat Shabbat Mishpatim Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Mishpatim Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 21:1 – 24:18 / 30:11-16; Kings II 12::1-17   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Circle around G-d: Celebrate, honor and sanctify life by making Him your center. This is the message of Torah from Sinai, from the simplest of commandments to the joyful observance of the three pilgrimage festivals” …more: Shabbat Shalom
Parashat Shabbat YITRO Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat YITRO Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 18:1 – 20:23; Jeremiah 6:1 – 7:6 ; 9:5+6   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: ” »I am HaShem your G-d.« The first of the Ten Commandments instructs us to seek out G-d in our world. One such seeker was Yitro, a former idolater who overcame his doubts and recognized the one G-d, earning him the privilege of being forever associated with the...
Parashat Shabbat BESHALACH Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat BESHALACH Video Commentary...

Exodus 13:17 – 17:16; Judges 4:4 – 5:31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel “Bread from heaven: What a beautiful way for G-d to show His people how much He loves them! The manna which sustained Israel for forty years in the desert was replaced upon entering the land by bread which sprouts from the earth, a process no less miraculous than manna, and an expression no...
Parashat Shabbat BO Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat BO Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 10:1 – 13:16; Jeremiah 46:13–26   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Time: Where does it come from? Where does it begin? Who determines time and what gift does time contain? “This month shall be to you the head of the months; to you it shall be the first of the months of the year.” Exodus 12:2 marks the beginning of time,...
Parashat Va’era Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Va’era Readings and Video Commentar...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 6:2 – 9:35; Ezekiel 28:25 – 29:21   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “The ten plagues that made G-d’s name known in all the world happened many years ago in the land of Egypt. The process they began of bringing the knowledge of G-d’s presence and power to all humankind for all generations continues till today. They resound...
Parashat Shemot Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Shemot Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 1:1-6:1 Iesaiah 27:6 – 28:13; 29:22-23; Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “From the moment of his birth until he came of age, Moshe was nurtured, kept alive and cared for by women of undaunted courage and unshakable fear of G-d. Of these righteous women, none was more striking in her compassion and desire to do good than...
VAYECHI – Prophecy is only given to the Broken Hearted

VAYECHI – Prophecy is only given to the Broken H...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsGenesis 47:28 – 50:26; 1 Kings 2:1-12   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Yaakov avinu promises his children a revelation of the end of days, and then proceeds to bless each of them. Was there a prophecy or not? It is said that prophecy is given to the broken-hearted and that Yaakov’s prophecy to his children was as on as high a level as...
Parashat Vayigash Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Vayigash Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsGenesis 44:18-47:27; Ezekiel 37,15:28   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Recognition and reconciliation. These two words are the key to parashat Vayigash and the key to the unity of Israel. We are all individuals and each one of us marches to a different drum, but it is the recognition of one another’s worth that is the glue that binds Israel...

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