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VaYeshev – Shabbat Video Commentary

VaYeshev – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 37:1 – 40:23 || Amos 2:6 – 3:8 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Just beyond the sound and fury of living life in a world determined by free will and the constant struggle between our lesser urges and our better judgement, is G-d’s will and His divine plan, moving behind the scenes, making it happen. That man who just told you how to get to where you...
Chayei Sara – Shabbat Video Commentary

Chayei Sara – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 || 1 Kings 1:1-31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Old age, the blessing of wisdom conferred upon one who has lived his life with love and kindness towards others, a true recognition of G-d’s presence in the world, is a gift for all of us to acquire, thanks to Avraham, who beseeched G-d to grant him old age and the wisdom to recognize the...
KI TAVO Video Commentary

KI TAVO Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8 || Isaiah 60 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Recognition, gratitude and joy are the hallmarks of the reality of the Holy Temple, the greatest eraser of the Amalek inspired contagion of cynicism and doubt and the draining of life from all its colors and pleasures. Serving G-d with joy by and the greatest gift of the Holy Temple service»…more: Shabbat...
Shabbat Re’eh Video Commentary

Shabbat Re’eh Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17 || Isaiah 54:11 – 55:5 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“I set before you today… I command you today… I command you this day…“ It’s all about today. Life is today. Serving G-d is today. Walking in His way is today. Choosing between right and wrong, blessing and curse, whether we serve G-d, or whether we...
Shabbat MIKETZ Video Commentary

Shabbat MIKETZ Video Commentary...

(Hallel Ps 113-118); Genesis 41:1 – 44:17 (Numeri 7:48-59) || Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Yosef wasn’t a saint who was immune to the same temptations that we all struggle with. He was, however, a tzadik – a righteous man – who was able to overcome his own potential for downfall by staying focused on who he was – a...
Shabbat CHAYEI SARA Video Commentary

Shabbat CHAYEI SARA Video Commentary...

Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 || 1 Kings 1:1-31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Old age, the blessing of wisdom conferred upon one who has lived his life with love and kindness towards others, a true recognition of G-d’s presence in the world, is a gift for all of us to acquire, thanks to Avraham, who beseeched G-d to grant him old age and the wisdom to recognize the...
Shabbat VAYERA Video Commentary

Shabbat VAYERA Video Commentary...

Genesis 18:1 – 22:24 || 2 Kings 4:1-37 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Avraham dedicated his entire life to sharing the good news that there is One G-d in the world, and that all we have comes from Him. Avraham sought out wayfarers and passers-by, invited them in, showered them with kindness and insisted that his guests give thanks only to G-d, Creator of the world»…more: Shabbat...
5777 Shabbat Bereshith Video Commentary

5777 Shabbat Bereshith Video Commentary...

Genesis 1:1 – 6:8 || Isaiah 42:5 – 43:10 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Do you believe that G-d created the world? If you do, then this points to something much more significant: You believe in yourself, your importance to the G-d who created you, and your responsibility to conduct your life in accordance to the spark of the Divine with which G-d has entrusted...
Parashat Eikev Video Commentary

Parashat Eikev Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11,25 || Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: „Fear G-d and nothing else. This is the secret of life, and this is the message that Moshe imparts to Israel in this week’s reading of Eikev“…more: Shabbat Shalom
LECH LECHA Video Commentary

LECH LECHA Video Commentary...

Genesis 12:1 – 17:27 || Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Avraham wasn’t just the biological ancestor of the nation of Israel. He wasn’t merely a migrant seeking a new land. And his name wasn’t simply chosen out of a hat by G-d to receive the commandment of lech lecha – „go for yourself“ – on a journey....

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