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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.“...
Shabbat EKEV Video Commentary

Shabbat EKEV Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25 || Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Underfoot and tread upon daily, but not to be taken lightly, ignored or overlooked, the commandment to live in the land of Israel is treasured by G-d and praised greatly by Moshe. The land of Israel itself, embraces, nourishes and cares for its promised people»…more: Shabbat...
Shabbat CHUKAT Video-Commentary

Shabbat CHUKAT 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
Shabbat BeHa’alotcha Video Commentary

Shabbat BeHa’alotcha Video Commentary...

Numbers 8:1 – 12:16 || Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Torah’s account of the resolve and purpose which informed Aharon’s performance of the commandment to ‚raise up‘ (kindle) the seven lamps of the Tabernacle menorah, teaches us that minding G-d’s will and leading a life of meaning and constant renewal, go hand...
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 EMOR Video Commentary

Shabbat EMOR Video Commentary...

Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23 || Ezekiel 44:15-31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Parashat Emor, in its entirety, from its rules concerning the fitness of kohanim, to its roster of the annual festivals and holy days, and right to the commandment to kindle the golden menorah and place freshly baked show-bread upon the golden show-bread table, and concluding with the incident...
Tzav and Passover Pesach-Video Commentary

Tzav and Passover Pesach-Video Commentary...

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“),...

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