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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“),...
Shabbat LECH LECHA Video Commentary

Shabbat LECH LECHA Video Commentary...

Genesis 12:1 – 17:27 || Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Avraham wasn’t just the biological ancestor of the nation of Israel. He wasn’t merely a migrant seeking a new land. And his name wasn’t simply chosen out of a hat by G-d to receive the commandment of lech lecha – „go for yourself“ – on a journey....
Temple Talk Radio KI TISA – Purim Katan

Temple Talk Radio KI TISA – Purim Katan...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 30:11 – 34:35 || 1 Kings 18:1-39 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: Temple Talk Radio: Parashat Ki Tisa and ‘Purim Katan’: Moses Wears a Mask Understanding the Debacle of the Golden Calf Lessons of the Copper Laver, Donated by the Righteous Women of Israel: The Elevating Sanctity of Jewish Family Life. This week the people of Israel read...
Parashat BO Video Commentary

Parashat BO Video Commentary...

Exodus 10:1 – 13:16; Jeremiah 46:13-28 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: The ability to renew ourselves is hard-wired into our being. It is the active ingredient of our „Tzelem Elokim“ – the Divine image in which we are created. This same ability for self-renewal is built into the universe and is reflected in the renewal of the moon every lunar cycle....
LECH LECHA Video Commentary

LECH LECHA Video Commentary...

Genesis 12:1 – 17:27 || Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Avraham wasn’t just the biological ancestor of the nation of Israel. He wasn’t merely a migrant seeking a new land. And his name wasn’t simply chosen out of a hat by G-d to receive the commandment of lech lecha – „go for yourself“ – on a journey....

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