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OMER: The Meaning of Jewish Existence

    „Acharei Mot“ (Diaspora): Lev. 16:1 – 18:30 || 1 Samuel 20:18-42
    (Israel: Kedoshim)

Temple Talk Radio: Anti-Semitism vs. The Omer
The Life-Changing Potential Inherent in Time
Counting the Omer: Reflecting the Divine Attributes in Everyday Behavior
«This week’s edition of Temple Talk focuses on the unique period of time between the Festival of Passover and the Festival of Shavuot, marked by observance of the Biblical commandment (Lev. 23) to count seven complete weeks, known as ‚the counting of the Omer.‘ These days are characterized by intense spiritual introspection. Yitzhak Reuven and Rabbi Chaim Richman discuss the challenges and implications of this process, framing it against the rise of anti-Semitism and the unique Jewish perspective of time and history« …more:

Shabbat Shalom

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PESACH Passover – Festival of Freedom

    Reading on Passover Evening, the Seder (order): Haggadah
    Day 1 Pesach: Hallel, Ex.12:21-51; Num.28:16-25 || Joshuah 3:5-7 & 5:2 – 6:1 & 6:27
    Day 2 Hallel / Lev. 22:26-23:44 / Num. 28:16-25 || 1 Kings 23:1-9+21-25
    Day 7: half Hallel; Ex. 13:17 – 15:26; Num. 28:19-25 || 2 Sam. 22
    Day 8 Sabbath:-“-; Song of Songs; Deut.14:22 – 16:17; Num. 28:19-25 || Isa. 10:32 – 12:6; Yiskor (Bereavement of Judaism)

Temple Talk Radio: The Hairsbreadth of Difference Between Chametz and Matzah
The Passover Offering & World Opinion: Just Do It
The ‘Speaking Mouth’ of Passover: Letting the World Know that G-d is One
«Passover, the Festival of Freedom, commences this Shabbat! Join Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Chaim Richman for a special Passover edition of Temple Talk, featuring discussions on many of the festival’s themes, including the eternal covenant of the korban Pesach (the Passover offering), and the subtle, hairsbreadth difference between chametz (leavened foods) and matzah!« …more:

Best wishes from Temple Talk for a joyous and kosher Passover

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BO – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

Exodus 10:1 – 13:16 || Jeremiah 46:13-28

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«The first nine plagues which struck Egypt were but a warm up, an appetizer, so to speak, before the main event, the bringing of the Passover offering, whose flip side was the killing of the Egyptian firstborns. It was the Passover offering performed by the children of Israel, which led to Israel’s exodus from Egypt, and not the plague of the firstborn. Israel made a choice and cast it’s lot with G-d»…more:

Shabbat Shalom

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The Message of Passover: Believe in Yourself – Don’t Look Back

Pesach 7th Day: Small Hallel; Ex. 13:17 – 15:26; Num. 28:19-25 | | 2. Samuel 22
Pes. 8th Day: -“-; Song of Songs; Deut.14:22 – 16:17; Num. 28:19-25 | | Isa. 10:32 – 12:6; Yizkor

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«In this week’s episode of Temple Talk, Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Chaim Richman explore parallels between Passover then and now. Why is the Passover offering important, and what will it take for the people of Israel to be able to offer it in our time? Our hosts resounding answer: Believe in yourself! Plus: Reflections on politically-correct Anti-Semitism»…more:

Pesach Sameach veShabbat Shalom
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Tzav & Important Passover Message

Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36 || Malachi 3:4-24

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«G-d calls upon us to draw closer to Him, and commands us as to how to do so. The book of Leviticus opens with a call to Israel to draw closer by bringing offerings. Only when we have decided to do so do the commandments enumerated in this week’s parashat Tzav, (literally, „command“), kick in. The same applies for the Korban Pesach, the Passover offering. It is a declaration of independence for the nation of Israel, but as such is only effective when we wholeheartedly choose to perform G-d’s commandment»…more:

Shabbat Shalom vePesach Sameach
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Tzav and Passover Pesach-Video Commentary

Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36 || Malachi 3:4-24

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«G-d calls upon us to draw closer to Him, and commands us as to how to do so. The book of Leviticus opens with a call to Israel to draw closer by bringing offerings. Only when we have decided to do so do the commandments enumerated in this week’s parashat Tzav, (literally, „command“), kick in.
The same applies for the Korban Pesach, the Passover offering. It is a declaration of independence for the nation of Israel, but as such is only effective when we wholeheartedly choose to perform G-d’s commandment.»…more:

Shabbat Shalom vePesach Sameach

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Shabbat BO Video Commentary

Exodus 10:1 – 13:16 || Jeremiah 46:13-28

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«Blood on the lintel and the doorposts was not a sign intended to aid G-d in sparing His children Israel from the plague of the first-born, but a sign for all those who performed the Passover offering as G-d commanded, protecting them from the destroyer within»…more:


Shabbat Shalom

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Passover Greetings from the Temple Institute


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

Rabbi Chaim Richman, on behalf of the Temple Institute, shares a holiday greeting with the Institute’s supporters, friends and fellow travelers, and with the entire people of Israel and all who love the people of Israel and the G-d of Israel throughout the world.

Passover is the festival of freedom, of liberation from physical, spiritual and intellectual bondage. The Korban Pesach – the Passover offering – isn’t merely a symbol of freedom and redemption, it is the catalyst and the means of attaining freedom, literally liberating us through our adherence to G-d’s commandment to perform the Passover offering on the 14th of Nisan, every year, every generation.

May we merit to fulfill the Torah commandment of the Passover offering this year in the rebuilt Jerusalem!…more:


Chag Pesach Kasher ve Sameach – a Kosher and Happy Passover to all!

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Pesach – Historic Practice Passover Offering Video Commentary

Seder (Fridaynight 4/3/15) with Pesach-Haggada; Pesach 1st Day (Sa. 4th → Counting Omer in the evening) Hallel / Exodus 12:21-51 / Numbers 28:16-25 || Josua 3:5-7+5,26:1+6,27; Pesach 2nd Day Hallel / Leviticus 22:26-23:44 / Numbers 28:16-25 || 2nd Kings 23:1-9+21-25.

 

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

      „THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE CONDUCTS UNPRECEDENTED PASSOVER OFFERING PRACTICE DRILL:
      As reported earlier, in preparation for the upcoming festival of Passover, this past Wednesday (5 Nisan – 25 March) the ‚Priestly Training Academy‘ established by the Temple Institute held a Passover offering practice drill. This is a film that documents this event. This was the most accurate and authentic reenactment of this service to have taken place in nearly 2,000 years“ …more:

      Pesach Sameach

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Passover – The Korban Pesach Challenge Part I

Hallel, Pesach Haggada, Exodus 12:1-51

    Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman of The Temple Institute, Jerusalem:
    „Why is the korban the central aspect of the Divine service, and what makes the korban Pesach the ultimate korban? Facing ourselves and facing G-d at the altar: the core elements of the offering service. Part one of a four-part teaching“:

    Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-N7ISkO6l0
    Passover-Card: http://www.gods-sabbath.org/greeting-card/passover.jpg

    Hag Pesach Sameach

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