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CHUKAT – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

CHUKAT – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat BALAK is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „CHUKAT“: 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...
KORACH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

KORACH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat CHUKAT is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „KORACH“: Numbers 16,1 – 18,32 || 1 Samuel 11:14 – 12:22 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Twas arrogance and jealousy, pride and a lack of faith in both Moshe and HaShem which swallowed up Korach, causing his precipitous demise. Brilliant and charismatic, he could have...
SHELACH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

SHELACH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat KORACH is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „Shelach Lecha“: Numbers 13:1 – 15:41 || Joshua 2 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The reality which exists all around us reflects the reality that we create within our own selves, based on our trust in G-d and our openness to let Him into our hearts. A lesson learned...
Beha’alotcha – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

Beha’alotcha – Video Commentary on thi...

Please note that parashat SHELACH is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „Beha’alotcha“: Numbers 8:1-12:16 || Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Beha’alotcha and the art of complaining: The professional complainers in the desert turned complaining from a spontaneous response to discomfort into a premeditated...
The Festival of Shavuot

The Festival of Shavuot...

Please note that parashat NASO is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: BEMIDBAR: Numbers 1:1 – 4:20 || Hosea 2:1-22 The Festival of Shavuot Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Like the Torah itself, Shavuot, the holiday which celebrates the receiving of Torah at Sinai, is multifaceted. Not only does Shavuot merit a multiple of names, its meaning and its observance...
PESACH Passover – Festival of Freedom

PESACH Passover – Festival of Freedom...

Reading on Passover Evening, the Seder (order): Haggadah Day 1 Pesach: Hallel, Ex.12:21-51; Num.28:16-25 || Joshuah 3:5-7 & 5:2 – 6:1 & 6:27 Day 2 Hallel / Lev. 22:26-23:44 / Num. 28:16-25 || 1 Kings 23:1-9+21-25 Day 7: half Hallel; Ex. 13:17 – 15:26; Num. 28:19-25 || 2 Sam. 22 Day 8 Sabbath:-“-; Song of Songs; Deut.14:22 – 16:17; Num. 28:19-25 || Isa. 10:32 – 12:6; Yiskor (Bereavement of Judaism) Temple...
Chanuka Lights Across the World

Chanuka Lights Across the World...

Chanukah News from Across the Globe » Download Hanukkah Greeting Card »   Once a year heavenly light will be close to us. Meant is not the Christ but in a very different way Jesus of whom a Jewish tradition says: “Now it was the Feast of Dedication [Hebrew: Hanukkah] in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch.” (Gospel of John 10:22). To make a long story short, Jesus...
Kristallnacht – Luther’s Birthday Party

Kristallnacht – Luther’s Birthday Part...

Considered scientifically → see „Social Market Economy: The case of Germany“ page 42 para 4: „The question to be asked here is of political nature and is whether the reason for the Reichskristallnacht of November 9/10, 1938, is in any way connected to Martin Luther’s birthday which is November 10. Critics of Luther‘ antisemitism state that the attacks, destructions and burnings of Jewish shops...
From Yom Kippur to Sukkot

From Yom Kippur to Sukkot...

Temple Talk Radio: From Yom Kippur to Sukkot: Renewal, Joy, and Prophecy Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Sukkah: Escaping into the Divine Embrace Ushpizin (Guests) in the Sukkah and the Divine Attributes. The joyous festival of Sukkot is approaching, and the hosts of Temple Talk prepare to head into their temporary booths, to bask in the radiance of the Divine Presence...
Yom Kippur Blessings

Yom Kippur Blessings...

Leviticus 16; Numbers 29:7-11 || Isaiah 57:14 – 58:14 || Leviticus 18:1-30; entirely Jona; Micha 7:18-20 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Yom Kippur is a chance to start anew and rewrite our own history with G-d’s blessing. If only we believe in ourselves as much as G-d believes in us, we can not only change our own lives, but change the world, as well»…more: Gemar...

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