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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...
VaYakhel – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

VaYakhel – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 35:1 – 38:20; Exodus 30:11-16 || 2 Kings 12:1-17 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The debacle of the golden calf was a result of Israel temporarily losing heart, but the building of the Tabernacle was a case of Israel literally pulling itself up by its own boot-strings and reapplying the efforts and intentions of their hearts towards making G-d’s dream...
KI TISA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

KI TISA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 30:11 – 34:35 || 1 Kings 18:1-38 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The debacle of the golden calf is a cautionary tale about the dangers of trying to shape G-d in our image, of making G-d more compliant with our own limitations and self serving goals. G-d presides over His people on His terms, and not the other way around»…more: Shabbat Shalom
YITRO – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

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
BeShalach – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

BeShalach – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 13:17 – 17:16 || Judges 4:4 – 5:31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Water, water, the stuff our world is made of, the expression of G-d’s love for creation, for man, for His people, the vehicle through which G-d rains his bounty on Israel and teaches them how to walk through history, through life, upright and blessed»…more: Shabbat Shalom
BO – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

BO – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 10:1 – 13:16 || Jeremiah 46:13-28 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The first nine plagues which struck Egypt were but a warm up, an appetizer, so to speak, before the main event, the bringing of the Passover offering, whose flip side was the killing of the Egyptian firstborns. It was the Passover offering performed by the children of Israel, which led to Israel’s...
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...

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