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Shabbat VaEtchanan Video Commentary

Shabbat VaEtchanan Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11 || Isaiah 40:1-26 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «What happens to prayers that appear to us to be unanswered? Where do they go? Are they scattered in the cosmic winds, never to be seen again? Do they fall back down to earth, like so many dried leaves? Or do they form an eternal bridge of human hope and longing, traversing time and space, bonded...
Shabbat KORACH Video Commentary

Shabbat KORACH Video Commentary...

Numbers 16:1 – 18:32 [28:9-15]|| Isaiah 66 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Brilliant, wealthy, influential, and tasked with transporting the Ark of the Covenant, Korach had it all. But it wasn’t enough. He wanted more. Korach wanted to usurp Moshe’s leadership and he wanted to commandeer Aharon’s role as Kohen Gadol. Like all who reach too far, Korach...
Shabbat KI TISA Video Commentary

Shabbat KI TISA Video Commentary...

Exodus 30:11 – 34:35 [Parah: Numbers 19] || [Ezekiel 36:16-38] Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The vast, sprawling soul-scape that is Ki Tisa, in all its myriad facets, points to one irrefutable fact of life: Without the infinite, endless presence of G-d in our lives every moment of every day, we are nothing. The age of information in which we live and the ever changing...
Shabbat MISHPATIM Video Commentary

Shabbat MISHPATIM 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: «We can liberate ourselves by recognizing that G-d is all there is and that all the world belongs to Him. The lofty ideals and transcendent experience of the Sinai revelation need to be translated into action and transformed into a „G-d conscious consciousness“ that informs...
Shabbat VaYigash Video Commentary

Shabbat VaYigash Video Commentary...

Genesis 44:18 – 47:27 || Ezekiel 37:15-28 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «To be in the moment, to live life in its fullest at any given moment one must recognize G-d’s presence in every moment. When Yosef and Binyamin wept on one another’s necks they were living in the moment with G-d, even as their thoughts were traversing the generations»…more: Shabbat...
Shabbat VAYEITZEI Video Commentary

Shabbat VAYEITZEI 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
Parashat KI TEITZEI Video Commentary

Parashat KI TEITZEI Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19 || Isaiah 54:1-10 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The month of Elul is the time to remember that our souls cry out to G-d from the open field that is our lives, and that G-d who is the King in the field, hears our cry and draws us near to Him»…more: Shabbat Shalom
Parashat Shabbat VaEtchanan

Parashat Shabbat VaEtchanan...

© Lencer, Wiki Commons Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11 || Isaiah 40:1-26 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Moshe beseeches G-d simply to be allowed into the land of Israel where he can see „this good mountain and the Lebanon,“ understood by our sages as referring to the mountain of Jerusalem and the cedars of Lebanon of the Holy Temple. When Moshe later states...
Parashat Shabbat Vayakhel-Pekudei  Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Vayakhel-Pekudei Video Commentar...

35:1 – 40:38 || Ezekiel 36:16-38   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Painstakingly detailed, the concluding two parashot of the book of Exodus, Vayakhel-Pekudei is the Torah’s testimony to G-d’s love for Israel and His desire to rest His presence here on earth. The obsessive attention to every aspect of the Tabernacle and the vessels, from G-d’s call...
Parashat Shabbat Ekev Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Ekev Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 7:12 till 11:25; Haftara: Isaiah 49:14 till 51:3 Rabbi Richman on this week’s parashat: „The land of Israel – every grain of it – belongs to the people of Israel. By virtue of her diligent adherence to G-d’s commandments, Israel will come into undisputed possession of the land.“ Watch entire video commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman from The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: Find...

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