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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.“...
SHEMOT – Shabbat Video Commentary

SHEMOT – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 1:1 – 6:1 || Isaiah 27:6 – 28:13; 29:22-23; Jer. 1:1 – 2,3 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «What is truly chilling about Torah’s penetrating description of the Egyptian exile and descent into slavery is not in its revelation of the horrors and dangers that the children of Israel faced in those days, but in the shocking similarity between those days...
VaYishlach – Shabbat Video Commentary

VaYishlach – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 32:4 – 36:43 || Hosea 12:13 – 14:10; Obadiah Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «When Yaakov is about to reenter into the land of Israel he has a nighttime encounter with a mysterious stranger, an angel to be precise, whose identity is shrouded in the very dust their struggle kicks up. But it is not the identity of the angel that we need to know, but the identity...
VAYEITZEI – Shabbat Video Commentary

VAYEITZEI – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 28:10 – 32:3 || Hosea 11:7 – 12:12 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Why was it so urgent for Yaakov to stop at that specific place at that specific moment as he was fleeing from his brother’s murderous wrath? Why did G-d warp time and space to make it happen? What happens when our path intersects with G-d’s will? »…more: Shabbat Shalom

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