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VAYESHEV – Video Commentary On This Shabbat

VAYESHEV – Video Commentary On This Shabbat...

Genesis 37:1 – 40:23 || Amos 2:6 – 3:8 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Parashat Vayeshev begins the painful story of brothers whose enmity toward their precocious younger brother Yosef and the preferential treatment he receives from their father is so great that it tears the family apart and sets the groundwork for centuries of bondage in Egypt. But it also chronicles...
VAYISHLACH – Video Commentary On This Shabbath

VAYISHLACH – Video Commentary On This Shabba...

Genesis 32:4 – 36:43 || Hosea 12:13 – 14:10; Obadiah Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Yaakov avinu, with true humility, (not false), asked of G-d His protection from his brother Esau, not as a reward for his own merits, (of which he possessed many), but simply as an expression of G-d’s unreserved and outright loving kindness»…more: Shabbat Shalom
VAYELECH and the Message of Yom Kippur Video

VAYELECH and the Message of Yom Kippur Video...

Deuteronomy 31 || Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «As Moses explains to the children of Israel, one of the most devastating ramifications of our backsliding is the self-induced illusion that G-d has abandoned us. But G-d never abandons His children. On the contrary, He yearns for our return. Yom Kippur is our G-d given opportunity...
KI TAVO – Shabbat Video Commentary

KI TAVO – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8 || Isaiah 60 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The people of Israel enters the land of Israel by virtue of the Torah of Israel and thereby becomes the nation of Israel, beloved by the G-d of Israel. This is the message, the entire message, of parashat Ki Tavo, from beginning to end, a message for Israel today, and a message for the world»…more: Shabbat...
Re’eh – Shabbat Video Commentary

Re’eh – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Hallel; Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17; Numbers 28:9-15 || (Rosh Ch.) Isaiah 66 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «As Moshe readies his people for their entry into the land of Israel and the establishment of a Torah-based just society, he introduces the concept of „the place which HaShem your G-d shall choose,“ suggesting that the location of the future Holy Temple...
EIKEV – Shabbat Video Commentary

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...
PINCHAS – Shabbat Video Commentary

PINCHAS – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 || Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Don’t mistake his zealotry for jealousy, or the violent nature of his act which defended G-d’s honor, and simultaneously put an end to Israel’s licentious behavior and the plague that was decimating the nation, for the sign of a violent nature in his soul. G-d Himself testifies...
SHELACH – Shabbat Video Commentary

SHELACH – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Numbers 13:1 – 15:41 || Jehoshua 2:1-24 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 hard way by the spies who searched out the land of Israel»…more: Shabbat Shalom
Shabbat Video Commentary and 70th Birthday Salute to Israel

Shabbat Video Commentary and 70th Birthday Salute ...

Israel: Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27 Galut: Lev. 12:1 – 15:33 || 2 Kings 7:3-20 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“You shall be holy, for I, HaShem, your G-d, am holy.“ What does it mean to be holy? How are we to achieve it as individuals? And how are we to achieve it as a nation?»…more: 70th Birthday Salute to Israel from the Temple Mount: Temple...
Shemini and Tazria-Metzora Shabbat Video Commantary

Shemini and Tazria-Metzora Shabbat Video Commantar...

Israel: Lev. 12:1 – 15:33 || 2 Kings 7:3-20 Galut: Lev. 9:1 – 11:47 || 2 Samuel 6:1 – 7:17 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The three Torah readings of Shemini,Tazria-Metzora, which form the heart of the book of Leviticus, which itself forms the heart of the Five Books of Moses, reveals a heightened spiritual consciousness, which emanates from the Shechinah –...

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