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BALAK – Shabbat Video Commentary

Numbers 22:2 – 25:9 || Micah 5,6 – 6,8

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«Bilaam, the heathen prophet and curser for hire, whose motto was „anything you can do, I can do badder,“ was the negative twin of Moshe, and as our sages teach us, was the exact opposite of our father Avraham. Avraham, referred to by G-d as „my love,“ was a righteous man of loving kindness who sought peace and friendship in the world. Bilaam was a disgruntled evil-doer, who sought to increase anger and strife in the world, a destroyer of all that is good»…more:

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Shabbat VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI Video Commentary

Exodus 35:1 – 40:38 || Ezekiel 45:16 – 46:18

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«Generous hearts, wise hearts, uplifted hearts, Torah’s emphasis on details, observing Shabbat, the building of the Tabernacle and the conclusion of creation are all part of the love story between G-d and Israel that begins and concludes the book of Exodus»…more:


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Parashat Beshalach Readings and Video Commentary

Exodus 13:17 – 17:16; Judges 4:4 – 5:31

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel

„Bread from heaven: What a beautiful way for G-d to show His people how much He loves them! The manna which sustained Israel for forty years in the desert was replaced upon entering the land by bread which sprouts from the earth, a process no less miraculous than manna, and an expression no less poignant of G-d’s love for Israel:“

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Parashat Shabbat Ekev Readings and Video Commentary

Deuteronomy 7:12 till 11:25; Haftara: Isaiah 49:14 till 51:3

How is it possible that the Torah commands us something which is depending upon a person’s heard, depending upon a person’s emotion? Can God command us how to feel? The love that every Jew feels for God is part of us, is part of the essences of who we are, is very close to the surface!

    Watch video commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman from The Temple Institute:

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Shabbat Ekev Readings and Video Commentary

Deuteronomy 7:12 till 11:25; Haftara: Isaiah 49:14 till 51:3

How is it possible that the Torah commands us something which is depending upon a person’s heard, depending upon a person’s emotion? Can God command us how to feel? The love that every Jew feels for God is part of us, is part of the essences of who we are, is very close to the surface!
Watch video commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman from The Temple Institute:

Find a second Rabbi Richman video commentary on Shabbat Eikev>

Shabbat Shalom

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Shabbat Ekev Readings and Video Commentary

Deuteronomy 7:12 till 11:25; Haftara: Isaiah 49:14 till 51:3

How is it possible that the Torah commands us something which is depending upon a person’s heard, depending upon a person’s emotion? Can God command us how to feel? The love that every Jew feels for God is part of us, is part of the essences of who we are, is very close to the surface!
Watch video commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman from The Temple Institute:

Find a second Rabbi Richman video commentary on Shabbat Eikev click >

Shabbat Shalom

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Shabbat Ekev – Sabbath Readings and Video Commentary

Deuteronomy 7:12 till 11:25; Haftara: Isaiah 49:14 till 51:3

How is it possible that the Torah commands us something which is depending upon a person’s heard, depending upon a person’s emotion? Can God command us how to feel? The love that every Jew feels for God is part of us, is part of the essences of who we are, is very close to the surface!
Watch video commentary by Rabbi Richman from The Temple Institute:

Shabbat Shalom

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