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Israel: Shlach Lecha – Galut: Beha’alotcha Commentary

Israel: Shlach Lecha – Galut: Beha’alo...

Israel: Shlach Lecha (Numbers 13:1 – 15:41) Galut: Beha’alotcha (Numbers 8:1-12:16): 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 attempt to change fate and flee from destiny, grumbling about everything from...
NASO and SHAVUOT Temple Institute Commentary

NASO and SHAVUOT Temple Institute Commentary...

Galut: Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1 – 4:20) Israel: Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89): Commentary and Shavuot Greetings by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: From the Levitical responsibilities in the Tabernacle, to the ‚wayward‘ woman and the Nazir, to the priestly blessing first uttered by Aharon, to the identical gifts to G-d brought to the altar by the heads of all twelve tribes,...
Parashat Shabbat Matot – Masei Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Matot – Masei Video Comment...

Numbers 30:2 till 36:13; Jeremia 2:4 till 28 + 3:4 + 4:1-2 Video commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, Temple Institute Jerusalem: © Lencer, Wiki Commons„Possessing a G-d consciousness, being aware every moment that we live in G-d’s world, and to act accordingly, this is the role of Israel as a nation and for each of us as individuals. For Israel this reality ultimately can only be realized within the borders...
Shabbat Metzora Readings and Commentary

Shabbat Metzora Readings and Commentary...

Leviticus 14:1–15:33; 2 Kings 7:3-20 Video Commentary of Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: The individual suffering from tzarat can bear the affliction within the walls of their house, the clothing that they wear, or upon their own flesh. While the affliction causes a debilitating physical reaction, it is essentially a spiritual wake-up call. Acknowledging one’s shortcomings and approaching...
Shabbat Pinchas Reading and Video Commentary

Shabbat Pinchas Reading and Video Commentary...

Numbers 25:10-30:1; Jeremiah 1:1 -2:3 Video commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman (The Temple Insitute Jerusalem): Liberalism is a phycological disorder, an if that’s the only way to correct them then so be it. Also I don’t believe that Pinchas is Elijah pre-carnate though it would be understandable (to me) if you claimed that he acted in the same righteous spirit. Peace be with you… Shabbat Shalom
Parashat Shabbat Naso Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Naso Video Commentary...

Numbers 4:21-7:89; Judges 13:2-25 This parashat Naso tells us about to treat jealousy in a marriage, about tests between husbands and wives. Next theme is the Priestly Blessing saying (Birkat Kohanim – Numbers 6:24–26): Yewarechecha Adonai we-yischmerecha. Ya’er Adonai panaw elecha we-yechunekha. Yissa Adonai panaw elecha we-yassem lecha Schalom! May Adonai bless you and guard you May Adonai make his face shine...

Shabbat Reading and Commentary Ki Tissa (When you ...

Shabbat Commentary for 9th week, 2008, Shabbat Reading Ki Tissa (When you take a census), Exodus 30:11–34:35; 1 Kings 18:1-39 By Michael Schneider, israel today, Jerusalem Briefly ahead in matter PURIM: Since we are in the Shmita-year and at the same time in a leap year, we have 13 months this year!! That is two Adar month (aleph and beth). In this case, the Feast of Esther, Purim, is always celebrated at the Second...

Shabbat Tetzaveh – You Shall Command –...

Shabbat Commentary for 8st week, 2008, Shabbat Reading Tetzaveh – You Shall Command: Exodus 27:20–30:10; Ezekiel 43:1–27 By Michael Schneider, israel today, Jerusalem Commentary: The main lesson from this week’s reading is that GOD Himself wants to dwell in the midst of us! This is the parallel we draw from the role of the tabernacle and the High Priest. Secondly we learn from our portion out of the prophets...

Shabbat JITRO – Jethro – Reading and C...

Shabbat Commentary for 5th week, 2008, Shabbat Reading „JITRO–Jethro“: Exodus 18:1–20:26; Isaiah 6:1-7; 7:1-6; 9:5-6 By Michael Schneider, israel today, Jerusalem Commentary: Our Torah portion “Jethro” is one of the six readings named after a person. The others include Noah, Sarah, Korah, Balak and Pinchas (Phinneas). Our reading was named for the heathen and pagan priest of Midian who eventually...