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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...
VaYechi – Shabbat Video Commentary

VaYechi – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 47:28 – 50:26 || 1 Kings 2:1-12 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «In his final moments Yaakov avinu gathered his children round him to reveal to them the end of days. While his words concerning this are not recorded in Torah, he did reveal to his sons the secret of receiving G-d’s blessing and bounty in the end of days: unity as brothers. Unity as a people»…more: Shabbat...
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

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