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KORACH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

    Please note that parashat CHUKAT is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat.

Galut: „KORACH“: Numbers 16,1 – 18,32 || 1 Samuel 11:14 – 12:22

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«Twas arrogance and jealousy, pride and a lack of faith in both Moshe and HaShem which swallowed up Korach, causing his precipitous demise. Brilliant and charismatic, he could have been a contender instead of a poster boy for the sin of self aggrandizement, which is his sole claim to fame to this very day»…more:

Shabbat Shalom

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SHEMINI – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47; Numbers 19 || Ezekiel 36:16-38

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«Parashat Shemini, „And it was on the eighth day… “ celebrates the arrival of the Shechinah – the Divine Presence – in the world, as „the glory of HaShem appeared to all the people“ and G-d assumed His long desired place in the desert Tabernacle, built, on His instruction, by His people Israel. Following the tragic death of Nadav and Avihu, G-d begins to instruct the people how to bring the kedushah – holiness – that His presence has magnified, into their daily lives»…more:

Shabbat Shalom

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YITRO – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

Exodus 18:1 – 20:23 || Isaiah 6:1 – 7:6; 9:5-6

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«“I am HaShem, your G-d.“ You need to believe it! But believing it is not enough: You need to Know it! And how do we know that HaShem is G-d? By experiencing and acknowledging G-d’s presence in our lives. Know HaShem your G-d»…more:

Shabbat Shalom

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NOACH – Video commentary on this Shabbat

Genesis 6:9 – 11:32 || Isaiah 54:1 – 55:5

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«What became of man that in the passing of just ten generations G-d was disappointed in the man He created and regretted creating man in the first place? Man forgot the source of all his blessings and cynically appointed himself the master of creation. In short, man trashed G-d. Acknowledgement and gratitude are the ingredients that make man the apple of G-d’s eye»…more:

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EIKEV – Shabbat Video Commentary

Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25 || Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«The promised land – the land of Israel – the land where Torah, the covenant between G-d and His people Israel, is fulfilled in the deeds and the hearts of the people, in the soil and the rivers and the mountains and the valleys of the land, the only land where all this is possible, the land G-d chose to place His people to inherit and inhabit forever: Zionism, direct from the Creator of all and the G-d of Israel»…more:

Shabbat Shalom

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Matot-Masei – Shabbat 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:
«Moshe rabbenu, (Moses our master) was a man totally dedicated to his G-d and his people. He had no private life. His every moment was preoccupied with serving the G-d of Israel and the people of Israel, which he did faithfully, to his final breath»…more:

Shabbat Shalom

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VAYERA – Shabbat Video Commentary

Genesis 18:1 – 22:24 || 2 Kings 4:1-37

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«Avraham dedicated his entire life to sharing the good news that there is One G-d in the world, and that all we have comes from Him. Avraham sought out wayfarers and passers-by, invited them in, showered them with kindness and insisted that his guests give thanks only to G-d, Creator of the world»…more:

Shabbat Shalom

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NOACH – Shabbat Video Commentary

Genesis 6:9 – 11:32 || Isaiah 66

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«Parashat Bereshit begins by describing how G-d created the world and concludes by describing how man very nearly destroyed the world. Arrogance, licentiousness, egotism ans selfishness just begin to describe the depths to which man had sunk a mere ten generations after begin created and given life by G-d. It took a man, Noach, who believed in his own humanity no less than he believed in G-d to set man back upon a righteous course»…more:

Shabbat Shalom

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Shabbat MIKETZ Video Commentary

(Hallel Ps 113-118); Genesis 41:1 – 44:17 (Numeri 7:48-59) || Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«Yosef wasn’t a saint who was immune to the same temptations that we all struggle with. He was, however, a tzadik – a righteous man – who was able to overcome his own potential for downfall by staying focused on who he was – a son of the Hebrews – and the plan that G-d had assigned him to fulfill in life»…more:

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Parashat TERUMAH Video Commentary

Exodus 25:1 – 27:19 || 1 Kings 5:26 – 6:13

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
Parashat Terumah records the moment in which G-d officially invites man to welcome His Presence into our world. „Build for Me a sanctuary.“ Are we up for it? Do we have it in our hearts to give just a little of ourselves for so much in return? Do it for Me, G-d says, „and I will dwell among them.“ Dare we answer no? Dare we answer yes?…more:“

HELP BUILD THE HOLY TEMPLE
Shabbat Shalom

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