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NITZAVIM and Rosh HaShana Blessing Video

NITZAVIM and Rosh HaShana Blessing Video...

Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20 || Isaiah 61:10 – 63:9 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «We are all standing before HaShem today, as we reaffirm our covenant with Him and our commitment to life: “ …love HaShem, your G-d, walk in His ways, and observe His commandments, His statutes, and His ordinances, so that you will live and increase, and HaShem, your G-d,...
KI TEITZEI – Shabbat Video Commentary

KI TEITZEI – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19 || Isaiah 54:1-10 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «74 of the Torah’s 613 commandments, which are, in fact, G-d’s sage suggestions for us to live life by, are found in parashat Ki Teitzei – „When you go out to war against your enemies… “ Living by this code keeps G-d close as we make our way through life...
BESHALACH – Shabbat Video Commentary

BESHALACH – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 13:17 – 17:16 || Judges 4:4 – 5:31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Water, water, the stuff our world is made of, the expression of G-d’s love for creation, for man, for His people, the vehicle through which G-d rains his bounty on Israel and teaches them how to walk through history, through life, upright and blessed»…more: Shabbat Shalom
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...

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