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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...
Beha’alotcha – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

Beha’alotcha – Video Commentary on thi...

Please note that parashat SHELACH is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „Beha’alotcha“: Numbers 8:1-12:16 || Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Beha’alotcha and the art of complaining: The professional complainers in the desert turned complaining from a spontaneous response to discomfort into a premeditated...
SHEMINI – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

SHEMINI – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47; Numbers 19 || Ezekiel 36:16-38 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Parashat Shemini, „And it was on the eighth day… “ celebrates the arrival of the Shechinah – the Divine Presence – in the world, as „the glory of HaShem appeared to all the people“ and G-d assumed His long desired place in the desert Tabernacle,...
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
VAYIGASH – Video Commentary On This Shabbat

VAYIGASH – Video Commentary On This Shabbat...

Genesis 44:18 – 47:27 || Ezechiel 37:15-28 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The supernal sparks flew when Yehudah approached Yosef. Ready to engage in cosmic battle for the life of Binyamin, Yehudah’s anguish turned to joy when Yosef revealed his true identity. We all share in the joy of the reconciled and reunited brothers, and in the return of Yosef to his...
Chanuka Lights Across the World

Chanuka Lights Across the World...

Chanukah News from Across the Globe » Download Hanukkah Greeting Card »   Once a year heavenly light will be close to us. Meant is not the Christ but in a very different way Jesus of whom a Jewish tradition says: “Now it was the Feast of Dedication [Hebrew: Hanukkah] in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch.” (Gospel of John 10:22). To make a long story short, Jesus...
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
DEVARIM – Shabbat Video Commentary

DEVARIM – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22 || Isaiah 1:1-27 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Book of Deuteronomy is made up entirely of Moshe’s own words, spoke directly from his heart, which itself was filled with the voice of HaShem. Moshe’s words of gentle rebuke and steadfast encouragement for his people still ring true and relevant today. It is our duty to open our...
YITRO – Shabbat Video Commentary

YITRO – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 18:1 – 20:23 || Isaiah 6:1 – 7:6; 9:5-6 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «After 200 years of slavery the children of Israel step into and readily accept upon themselves a new reality – the only reality – the reality of G-d – and the wonderful merit and gift to be His people – His treasure – in this world forever»…more: Shabbat...
VaEra – Shabbat Video Commentary

VaEra – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 6:2 – 9:35 || Ezekiel 28:25 – 29:21 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «What’s in a name? Absolutely everything and the Only thing: G-d’s absolute and indivisible Oneness. The is the answer to Moshe’s questioning why his attempt to deliver his people has only caused them greater hardship. „I am HaShem“ G-d says. That is the answer»…more: Shabbat...

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