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Parashat Chukat Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Chukat Readings and Video Commentary...

Hallel; Numbers 19:1 – 22:1 / Numbers 28:9-15 || Haftara: Isaiah 66 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: The Thin Red Line: Parashat Chukat describes so many seemingly unrelated events, yet it is the profound fundamental truth contained in the commandment of the red heifer – para aduma – that ties all these events so tightly together. Shabbat Shalom
Parashat Shabbat Shmini Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Shmini Readings and Video Comment...

Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47; 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman of The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: We cannot make eternal the holiness of the moment by abandoning ourselves to it. We master and make eternal the holiness of the moment by infusing the minutiae of our everyday lives with holiness. This is the lesson we take away from the untimely deaths of Nadav and Avihu, the holy sons of Aharon: Shabbat...
Shabbat Shmini Readings and Commentary

Shabbat Shmini Readings and Commentary...

9:1 – 11:47; Haftara: 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 Abstract of the Commentary by Michael Schneider, Jerusalem: This week’s parasha discusses two main issues: The first, the dedication of the Mishkan (tabernacle), which included sacrifices and the cleansing of the priests. In the midst of the “festivities” we read of the sudden death of Aaron’s sons Nadav and Avihu after offering a “strange fire” before the LORD. The...
Shabbat Vayetze Readings and Commentary

Shabbat Vayetze Readings and Commentary...

Genesis 28:10–32:3; Hosea 12:13–14:10 Commentary by Michael Schneider, Jerusalem: Jacob begins his walk with God which was not so easy at the beginning, thus the emphasis is on “And he departed.” He left for a foreign country and place called Haran – far away from his father’s house. It was important that God reassured him of the promise: “…Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go…”...
Shabbat Shlach Lecha Readings and Commentary

Shabbat Shlach Lecha Readings and Commentary...

Numbers chapters 13:1 – 15:41; Haftara: 2:1-24 by Michael Schneider, Jerusalem Commentary: On this Shabbat, we find the story of the 12 spies (Numbers 13:1 – 15:41), the first Mossad. Moses sent the spies to scout the Promised Land. How many people are there? What are their military capabilities? Is the land fruitful? (13:18-20). Those are legitimate questions that responsible people should and have to know. Ten...
Shabbat SHMINI and PARA Readings and Video Commentary

Shabbat SHMINI and PARA Readings and Video Comment...

Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47 [Para aduma Parasha: Numbers 19]; Haftara: Ezekiel 36:16-38 (in years without Adar II 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17) Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman of The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: Abstract of the Commentary by Michael Schneider, israel today, Jerusalem: This week’s parasha discusses two main issues: The first, the dedication of the Mishkan (tabernacle), which included sacrifices and the cleansing...
Shabbat Vayetze Readings and Commentary

Shabbat Vayetze Readings and Commentary...

Genesis 28:10–32:3; Hosea 12:13–14:10 Commentary by Michael Schneider, israel today, Jerusalem: Jacob begins his walk with God which was not so easy at the beginning, thus the emphasis is on “And he departed.” He left for a foreign country and place called Haran – far away from his father’s house. It was important that God reassured him of the promise: “…Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever...
Parashat Korach Sabbath Commentary

Parashat Korach Sabbath Commentary...

Numbers 16:1 – 18:32; Haftara: Isaiah 66:1–24 Abstract of the Commentary by Michael Schneider, israel today, Jerusalem: This Shabbat’s Torah reading is about Korah’s rebellion. Korah descends from the Levitical family of Kehat. Altogether, there were 250 renowned men that “rose up” against Moses by doubting his and Aaron’s authority as the chosen national leaders. As if the separation of the Levites by...
Parashat Shabbat Shlach Lecha Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Shlach Lecha Commentary...

Numbers chapters 13:1 – 15:41; Haftara: Joshua 2,1-24 by Michael Schneider, israel today, Jerusalem Commentary: On this Shabbat, we find the story of the 12 spies (Numbers 13:1 – 15:41), the first Mossad. Moses sent the spies to scout the Promised Land. How many people are there? What are their military capabilities? Is the land fruitful? (13:18-20). Those are legitimate questions that responsible people should...
Parashat Shabbat BeHalotecha Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat BeHalotecha Video Commentary...

Numbers 8:1 – 12:16; Zechariah 2,14 – 4,7 Extract: …And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as the LORD commanded Moses. And this work of the candlestick was of beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work: according unto the pattern which the LORD had shewed Moses, so he made the candlestick. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,...

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