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Shabbat MATOT-MASEI Video Commentary

Shabbat MATOT-MASEI Video Commentary...

Numbers 30:2 – 36:13 || Jeremiah 2:4-28 & 3,4 & 4,1-2 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «As the book of Numbers draws to a close, the children of Israel get ready for the greatest blessing of all: the land of Israel and the ability to feed and shelter themselves, with G-d’s blessing, in the land He promised them, a blessing which we enjoy and cherish...
Shabbat BEHAR-BECHUKOTAI Video Commentary

Shabbat BEHAR-BECHUKOTAI Video Commentary...

Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34 || Jeremiah 16:19 –17:34 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The default mode of creation is set out in the opening verses of parashat Bechukotai: a world of blessings in which all our possible needs and wants are seen to and tended to by G-d. But in order to attain this default mode of creation, man needs to do a reset, by heeding these words...
Shabbat CHAYEI SARA Video Commentary

Shabbat CHAYEI SARA Video Commentary...

Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 || 1 Kings 1:1-31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Old age, the blessing of wisdom conferred upon one who has lived his life with love and kindness towards others, a true recognition of G-d’s presence in the world, is a gift for all of us to acquire, thanks to Avraham, who beseeched G-d to grant him old age and the wisdom to recognize the...
Parashat Ki Tavo Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Ki Tavo Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsDeutoronomy 26:1 – 29:8 || Isaiah 60:1-21 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „The good, the bad and the blessing. It’s all here in parashat Ki Tavo. From the sublime perfect moment of being alive in G-d’s Holy Temple, first-fruits in hand, heart overflowing with joy and gratitude, declaring our recognition of G-d’s hand in every...
Shabbat MATOT Readings and Video Commentary

Shabbat MATOT Readings and Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsNumbers 30:2 – 32:42 || Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „When the leaders of the tribes of Reuven and Gad approach Moshe and ask his blessing to settle in the lands east of the Jordan River, Moshe is aghast. He saw a great spiritual failing on the part of Reuven and Gad whose relationship and commitment to the land of Israel...
Prior to Shavuoth Shabbat Naso Readings and Commentary

Prior to Shavuoth Shabbat Naso Readings and Commen...

4. Moses 4:21-7:89; Judges 13:2-25 Commentary by Eric Martienssen: It is no secret that the Pentecost of the church wants to make God’s Shavuot forget. So what is at stake is no less than the fact that the most inconcrete thought by men – so called holy – wants to replace the very concrete law of God, Moses, the Torah, Five Books of Moses. Although there is only the blessing of God for the children...
Parashat Shabbat LECH LECHA – Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat LECH LECHA – Readings and V...

Genesis 12:1–17:27; Isaiah 40:27–41:16 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: °And the Lord said to Abram, „Go forth from your land and from your birthplace and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you. And I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will aggrandize your name, and you shall be a blessing. And I will bless those...
Parashat Shabbat Reeh Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Reeh Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 11:26 till 16:17; Haftara: Isaiah 54:11 till 55:5 Watch video commentary by Rabbi Richman from The Temple Institute about the Parasha beginning with the order “behold” or “see, look” what God has prepared for YOU. Israel is given a choice and a challenge: Choose blessing or curse, to rid the land of idolatrous practices and choose to live each moment in G-d’s presence, and G-d will abide in His...
The Kaddish

The Kaddish...

Today on Yom Hazikaron, the Day Of Remembrance for the fallen soldiers of Israel and victims of terrorism, e.g. civilian victims of Palestinian political violence, the Kaddish is explained by Israel Yaoz (see below) But first the pure text of the prayer is provided: (Find mourning card, Sympathy Card / Condolence by » click on this article ) May the great Name of God be exalted and sanctified, throughout the world,...
Shabbat TOLDOTH Readings and Commentary

Shabbat TOLDOTH Readings and Commentary...

Genesis 25:19–28:9; Malachi 1:1–2:7 Abstract of the Commentary by Michael Schneider, Jerusalem: In this week’s Torah Portion we meet another childless couple: Isaac and Rebekah (25:21). We can read of several Man of God that shared the same fate like Abraham and later the parents of Joseph, Samuel and also Samson… After 20 years of prayer, when Isaac was 60 years old, the LORD in his sovereign grace allowed Rebekah...

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