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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 –...
Tzav & Important Passover Message

Tzav & Important Passover Message...

Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36 || Malachi 3:4-24 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «G-d calls upon us to draw closer to Him, and commands us as to how to do so. The book of Leviticus opens with a call to Israel to draw closer by bringing offerings. Only when we have decided to do so do the commandments enumerated in this week’s parashat Tzav, (literally, „command“),...
MISHPATIM – Shabbat Video Commentary

MISHPATIM – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 21:1 – 24:18; 30:11-16 || II Kings 12:1-17 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Compassion is the key that unlocks the secret of this week’s Parashat Mishpatim, which opens with the Hebrew bondsman, and this Shabbat’s additional reading of parashat Shekalim, which describes the commandment of the half-shekel»…more: Shabbat Shalom
BESHALACH – Shabbat Video Commentary

BESHALACH – Shabbat Video Commentary...

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 – Shabbat Video Commentary

BO – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 10:1 – 13:16 || Jeremiah 46:13-28 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «A light in the heart of darkness, a new beginning in the frozen wasteland of exile – this is the glad tiding of the very first commandment Israel receives while still in Egypt: „This month shall be to you the head of the months; to you it shall be the first of the months of the year.“...

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