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BeShalach – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

BeShalach – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 13:17 – 17:16 || Judges 4:4 – 5:31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Water, water, the stuff our world is made of, the expression of G-d’s love for creation, for man, for His people, the vehicle through which G-d rains his bounty on Israel and teaches them how to walk through history, through life, upright and blessed»…more: Shabbat Shalom
BO – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

BO – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 10:1 – 13:16 || Jeremiah 46:13-28 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The first nine plagues which struck Egypt were but a warm up, an appetizer, so to speak, before the main event, the bringing of the Passover offering, whose flip side was the killing of the Egyptian firstborns. It was the Passover offering performed by the children of Israel, which led to Israel’s...
VA’ERA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

VA’ERA – Video Commentary on this Shab...

Exodus 6:2 – 9:35 || Ezechiel 28:25 – 29:21 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «G-d created the world in six days, laid down the laws of nature, and set things in motion. Avraham saw the wonder of the world and knew there was a master, a Creator, a One G-d in charge of all. The G-d of Avraham who put order and beauty in the world, became the G-d of Yitzchak, the...
VAYECHI – Video Commentary On This Shabbat

VAYECHI – Video Commentary On This Shabbat...

Genesis 47:28 – 50:26 || 1 Kings 2:1-12 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Shhhh! The Torah reading of Vayechi teaches us the importance of keeping silent. Not all information needs to be shared. Silence can be the best weapon against unnecessarily hurting someone, when employed thoughtfully. This is the unspoken message relayed to us by Binyamin and by Yosef»…more: Shabbat...
VAYIGASH – Video Commentary On This Shabbat

VAYIGASH – Video Commentary On This Shabbat...

Genesis 44:18 – 47:27 || Ezechiel 37:15-28 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The supernal sparks flew when Yehudah approached Yosef. Ready to engage in cosmic battle for the life of Binyamin, Yehudah’s anguish turned to joy when Yosef revealed his true identity. We all share in the joy of the reconciled and reunited brothers, and in the return of Yosef to his...
MIKETZ – Video Commentary On This Shabbat

MIKETZ – Video Commentary On This Shabbat...

Genesis 41:1 – 44:17; G. 7:42-53 & 28:9-15 || Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7; Isaiah 66:1-24 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The light that Yosef shed on Pharaoh’s dreams is none other than the light of Chanukah, the hidden light of creation and the light of the Holy Temple. It is the light which comes to shine upon us and upon our world the moment we recognize G-d’s...
VAYESHEV – Video Commentary On This Shabbat

VAYESHEV – Video Commentary On This Shabbat...

Genesis 37:1 – 40:23 || Amos 2:6 – 3:8 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Parashat Vayeshev begins the painful story of brothers whose enmity toward their precocious younger brother Yosef and the preferential treatment he receives from their father is so great that it tears the family apart and sets the groundwork for centuries of bondage in Egypt. But it also chronicles...
VAYISHLACH – Video Commentary On This Shabbath

VAYISHLACH – Video Commentary On This Shabba...

Genesis 32:4 – 36:43 || Hosea 12:13 – 14:10; Obadiah Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Yaakov avinu, with true humility, (not false), asked of G-d His protection from his brother Esau, not as a reward for his own merits, (of which he possessed many), but simply as an expression of G-d’s unreserved and outright loving kindness»…more: Shabbat Shalom
VAYEITZEI – Video Commentary On This Shabbat

VAYEITZEI – Video Commentary On This Shabbat...

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
TOLDOT – Commentary On Shabbat CHANUKAH and Kristallnacht

TOLDOT – Commentary On Shabbat CHANUKAH and ...

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...

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