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Parashat KI TAVO Video Commentary

Parashat KI TAVO Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8 || Isaiah 60:1-22 click here « Rosh Hashanah greeting cards / picture postcards for free Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The bringing of the first-fruits to the Holy Temple is the supreme reality check by which we recognize G-d’s constant presence in our lives, and the undeniable fact that all we have is by virtue of His desire to bless...
Parashat KI TEITZEI Video Commentary

Parashat KI TEITZEI Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19 || Isaiah 54:1-10 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The month of Elul is the time to remember that our souls cry out to G-d from the open field that is our lives, and that G-d who is the King in the field, hears our cry and draws us near to Him»…more: Shabbat Shalom
Parashat SHOFTIM Video Commentary

Parashat SHOFTIM Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 || Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“Be wholehearted with HaShem, your G-d,“ we are told. We need to be comfortable with our selves and confident that G-d has blessed us with all that we need for the moment that we are in. Tomorrow, when it arrives, will carry the same blessing we enjoyed today»…more: Shabbat...
Parashat Re’eh Video Commentary

Parashat Re’eh Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16,17; (Rosh Chodesh) Numbers 28:9-15 || Isaiah 66 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: „Can G-d choose? Hasn’t G-d already decided how the world works and what He expects out of man? Yet parashat Re’eh keeps referring to „the place which G-d will choose… to rest His name.“ What makes Mount Moriah, the place of the...
Parashat Eikev Video Commentary

Parashat Eikev Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11,25 || Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: „Fear G-d and nothing else. This is the secret of life, and this is the message that Moshe imparts to Israel in this week’s reading of Eikev“…more: Shabbat Shalom
Parashat VaEtchanan Video Commentary

Parashat VaEtchanan Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11 || Isaiah 40:1-26 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: „It’s all about the love between our Father and His children Israel, which He expresses unabashedly as He presents to Israel every good reason under the sun to live by His Torah in the Land of Israel“…more: Shabbat Shalom
Parashat DEVARIM – Tisha b’Av 2016: A Time to Build

Parashat DEVARIM – Tisha b’Av 2016: A ...

Devarim/Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22 || Yeshayahu/Isaiah 1:1-27 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: „As we get closer to our goals, forces which oppose our progress rear their ugly heads and try to thwart us. This was true of the children of Israel who had to defeat the twin threats of Og and Bashan before entering the land, and this is true of us today, who must slay the demons...
Israel: MATOT – Galut: PINCHAS Readings

Israel: MATOT – Galut: PINCHAS Readings...

Israel: Matot (Numbers 30:2-32:42) Galut: Pinchas (Numbers 25:10 – 30:1): Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: »Divesting himself of any personal interests, Pinchas stands up, enters the fray and stops the plague devastating his brothers. He has literally outdone himself and achieves a new reality. So too, the daughters of Tzelaphchad petition Moshe and G-d Himself, out...
Israel: PINCHAS – Galut: BALAK Readings

Israel: PINCHAS – Galut: BALAK Readings...

Israel: Pinchas (Numbers 25:10 – 30:1) Galut: Balak (Numbers 22:2-25:9): Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: »What was it about the nation of Israel, perched on the east bank of the Jordan river, just weeks away from entering the land, that so terrified Balak and Bilaam and the rest of the players and power brokers that made up the nations of the world? Was it an impending...
Israel: Balak – Galut: Chukat Readings

Israel: Balak – Galut: Chukat Readings...

Israel: Balak (Numbers 22:2-25:9) Galut: Chukat (Numbers 19:1-22:1): Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: »The red heifer is the symbol of the reality of life, as opposed to the illusion of death that can grip us and render us unfit to stand in the presence of the Shechinah which fills the Holy Temple and its courtyards. The lives of Moshe, Aharon and Miriam, whose deaths occur...

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