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VA’ETCHANAN – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

VA’ETCHANAN – Video Commentary on this...

Deuteronomy 3:22 – 7:11 || Isaiah 40:1-26 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Shema! The six word (in Hebrew) Jewish perception of Who G-d is to us is openly revealed for the first time in this week’s Torah reading of Va’etchanan, as Moshe continues to ready his people for their future in the land of Israel. What is the message behind Torah’s inclusion...
PINCHAS – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

PINCHAS – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat MATOT is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „PINCHAS“: Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 || Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“A generation goes and a generation comes,“ said Kohelet, and that is exactly what we are witnessing in the meteoric rise of Pinchas, the history making appeal of the daughters...
BALAK – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

BALAK – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat PINCHAS is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „BALAK“: Numbers 22:2 – 25:9 || Micha 5:6 – 6:8 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The heathen prophet Bilaam specialized in locating and channeling G-d’s momentary anger in order to achieve the curses by which he won his infamy. But what is G-d’s fleeting...
CHUKAT – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

CHUKAT – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat BALAK is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „CHUKAT“: 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...
KORACH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

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...
SHELACH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

SHELACH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat KORACH is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „Shelach Lecha“: Numbers 13:1 – 15:41 || Joshua 2 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The reality which exists all around us reflects the reality that we create within our own selves, based on our trust in G-d and our openness to let Him into our hearts. A lesson learned...
The Festival of Shavuot

The Festival of Shavuot...

Please note that parashat NASO is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: BEMIDBAR: Numbers 1:1 – 4:20 || Hosea 2:1-22 The Festival of Shavuot Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Like the Torah itself, Shavuot, the holiday which celebrates the receiving of Torah at Sinai, is multifaceted. Not only does Shavuot merit a multiple of names, its meaning and its observance...
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...
Israeli Elections Spiritual Significance – METZORA

Israeli Elections Spiritual Significance – M...

Lev. 14:1 – 15:33 || Malachi 3:4-24 [Mincha: Haggada Magid] Temple Talk Radio with Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute: Ten Crowns of the Month of Nisan A Pox on Your House: Understanding Parashat Metzora «The month of Nisan has arrived! Our sages teach that ‚In Nisan we were redeemed, and in Nisan we will be redeemed in the future.‘ This is the month of the Exodus from Egypt, soon to be commemorated...
TAZRIA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

TAZRIA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Hallel; Lev. 12:1 – 13:59; Ex. 12:1-20; Num. 28:9-15 || Ez. 45:16 – 46:18; Isa. 66:1-24 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Welcome to a world in which holiness is neither a concept nor an aspiration, but a reality posed by G-d for the children of Israel, to test their spiritual mettle and to challenge every fiber of their G-d given souls. A world so far from today’s...

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