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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...
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...

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