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KEDOSHIM – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

KEDOSHIM – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat EMOR is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut KEDOSHIM: Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27 || Amos 9:7-15 [Seph: Ezekiel 20:2-20] Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“Be holy!“ G-d commands us, „for I, HaShem your G-d, am holy.“ Just as G-d loves man, so are we to love our fellow man and treat him accordingly. This...
TETZAVEH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

TETZAVEH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 27:20 – 30:10 || Ezekiel 43:10-27 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Appointing Aharon and his descendants to tend to the service in the Tabernacle/Holy Temple was G-d’s first instruction to Moshe following the commandment to build for G-d a Sanctuary. G-d desires man, as represented by the kohanim (priests) to enter into His sacred space and renew the connection...
MISHPATIM – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

MISHPATIM – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 21:1 – 24:18 || Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“And these are the ordinances“ which follow the giving of the Ten Commandments… ordinances which encompass the entirety of our life experiences, each and every moment of our days and nights, and enable us, through their observance, to lift up our earthly lives and connect...
NITZAVIM and Rosh HaShana Blessing Video

NITZAVIM and Rosh HaShana Blessing Video...

Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20 || Isaiah 61:10 – 63:9 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «We are all standing before HaShem today, as we reaffirm our covenant with Him and our commitment to life: “ …love HaShem, your G-d, walk in His ways, and observe His commandments, His statutes, and His ordinances, so that you will live and increase, and HaShem, your G-d,...
KI TEITZEI – Shabbat Video Commentary

KI TEITZEI – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19 || Isaiah 54:1-10 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «74 of the Torah’s 613 commandments, which are, in fact, G-d’s sage suggestions for us to live life by, are found in parashat Ki Teitzei – „When you go out to war against your enemies… “ Living by this code keeps G-d close as we make our way through life...
CHUKAT – Shabbat Video Commentary

CHUKAT – Shabbat Video Commentary...

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 – that ties all these events so tightly together»…more: Shabbat Shalom
Tzav & Important Passover Message

Tzav & Important Passover Message...

Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36 || Malachi 3:4-24 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «G-d calls upon us to draw closer to Him, and commands us as to how to do so. The book of Leviticus opens with a call to Israel to draw closer by bringing offerings. Only when we have decided to do so do the commandments enumerated in this week’s parashat Tzav, (literally, „command“),...
TERUMAH – Shabbat Video Commentary

TERUMAH – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 25:1 – 27:19 || I Kings 5:26 – 6:13 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“As you have been shown on the mountain“ G-d tells Moshe three times concerning the commandment to build the Tabernacle and its sacred vessels. To what vision, what plan, what blueprint is G-d referring? Just what did Moshe and the children of Israel see on Mount Sinai, what did...
MISHPATIM – Shabbat Video Commentary

MISHPATIM – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 21:1 – 24:18; 30:11-16 || II Kings 12:1-17 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Compassion is the key that unlocks the secret of this week’s Parashat Mishpatim, which opens with the Hebrew bondsman, and this Shabbat’s additional reading of parashat Shekalim, which describes the commandment of the half-shekel»…more: Shabbat Shalom
BO – Shabbat Video Commentary

BO – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 10:1 – 13:16 || Jeremiah 46:13-28 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «A light in the heart of darkness, a new beginning in the frozen wasteland of exile – this is the glad tiding of the very first commandment Israel receives while still in Egypt: „This month shall be to you the head of the months; to you it shall be the first of the months of the year.“...

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