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TOLDOT – Commentary On Shabbat CHANUKAH and Kristallnacht

TOLDOT – Commentary On Shabbat CHANUKAH and ...

Genesis 25:19 – 28:9 || Malachi 1:1 – 2:7 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The struggle between Yaakov and Esav, which began whilst still in the womb, is an eternal struggle between two nations, between goodness and evil, between light and darkness, between a nation that is open to G-d’s truth and lives by and teaches that truth, and a nation willing to...
CHAYEI SARA – Video Commentary On This Shabbat

CHAYEI SARA – Video Commentary On This Shabb...

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...
VAYERA – Video Commentary On This Shabbat

VAYERA – Video Commentary On This Shabbat...

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...
LECH LECHA – Video commentary on this Shabbat

LECH LECHA – Video commentary on this Shabba...

Genesis 12:1 – 17:27 || Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Trying to explain away creation without fully comprehending the purpose of creation is a lesson in futility which ultimately ends in idolatry. Man, from the earliest generations to our present day has fallen repeatedly into this trap. Avraham understood that purpose and intent were the...
BERESHITH – Video commentary on this Shabbat

BERESHITH – Video commentary on this Shabbat...

Genesis 1:1 – 6:8 || Isaiah 42:5 – 43:10 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The world is created anew each day by G-d as an expression of G-d’s love for His creation. Live each day anew for each day comes but once and each day holds a world of potential never before fulfilled, just waiting for you, today, to make the most of G-d’s creation»…more: Shabbat...
Kristallnacht – Luther’s Birthday Party

Kristallnacht – Luther’s Birthday Part...

Considered scientifically → see „Social Market Economy: The case of Germany“ page 42 para 4: „The question to be asked here is of political nature and is whether the reason for the Reichskristallnacht of November 9/10, 1938, is in any way connected to Martin Luther’s birthday which is November 10. Critics of Luther‘ antisemitism state that the attacks, destructions and burnings of Jewish shops...
Shabbat VaYeshev and HANUKKAH In Those Days at This Time

Shabbat VaYeshev and HANUKKAH In Those Days at Thi...

Genesis 37:1 – 40:23; Amos 2:6 – 3:8 Abstract of the Commentary byMichael Schneider, Jerusalem: In our Torah portion, ‘Va‘Yeshev,’ last year, we discussed Joseph as a prototype of the Messiah. We saw the parallels between Messiah Ben-Joseph and the Joseph’s life. Through Joseph’s brother’s rejection, he was sent to Egypt where he attained status of being second to Pharaoh and regarded as a deity. The...
Shabbat Chaye Sarah Readings and Commentary

Shabbat Chaye Sarah Readings and Commentary...

Genesis 23:1–25:18; 1 Kings 1:1-31 Commentary by Michael Schneider, Jerusalem: Our Torah reading begins with Sarah’s death and ends with Abraham’s death. She was 127 years old. Abraham now set out to negotiate in typical Middle-Eastern style for a burial site. How come that our parasha Chayei Sarah means „the life of Sarah,“ although it deals with the death of Sarah? Jewish sages explain it this way:...
SHOFTIM No justice in Germany – again

SHOFTIM No justice in Germany – again...

„Shoftim“: Deuteronomy 16:18 till 21:9; Isaiah 51:12 till 52:12 Firstly, the Torah portion Shoftim of cause should be read. To make this a little more convenient for you, we found the entire reading summarized in this video about Judges (Shoftim) and the Jew’s call for „Justice, Justice“… … while the Kristallnacht, triggered by the German Martin Luther, comes back on track! It was Martin...
VaYikra AND HE CALLED: Stop the Luther Decade

VaYikra AND HE CALLED: Stop the Luther Decade...

Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26; HaChodesch Numeri 28:9-15; Nisan 2. Exodus 12,1-20; Ezech. 45:16 – 46:18 Commentary by Michael Schneider, Jerusalem This week we entered the Hebrew month Nisan that according to the Bible is the first month of the year. Meaning that we had this week the Biblical New Year, and unfortunetly not from many it is noticed because the Jews today are going after the rabbinical tradition and celebrating...

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