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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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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 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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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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Parashat METZORA Video Commentary

Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33 || Malachi 3:4-24
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Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:

We speak, therefore we are human. In order to preserve our humanity we must take hold of our tongues and speak only things worthy of the name G-d gave to the man He created – Adam. The spiritual palliative prescribed by Torah provides for the metzora a way to get back to the Adam we are meant to be…more:

Shabbat Shalom we Pesach Sameach

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Diaspora: Shmini – Israel: Tazria-Metzora Video Commentary

Diaspora/Galut Shabbat Shmini: Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47 || 1st Samuel 20,18-42
Video Commentary s. b.
(Israel: Parashat Shabbat Tazria-Metzora)

 

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

      „Nadav and Avihu wanted to serve G-d in their own way, disregarding the way G-d wanted to be served, as clearly expressed in Torah. The sons of Aharon were righteous men and the arrogance they expressed is a failing common to many of even the most humble and dedicated observers of a Torah life. Critics and skeptics of the korbanot animal offerings in the Holy Temple service who question the place of korbanot in „today’s world“ are being motivated by the same tragic transposition of G-d’s will and man’s will that befell Nadav and Avihu.
      The recent korban Pesach (Passover offering) practice conducted by the Temple Institute provoked much consternation among some critics, but the onus of coming to grips with what Torah describes as „an eternal statute“ rests with the critics and not with those seeking to perform a positive commandment central to the identity of Israel. Soul searching is called for“ …more:

      Shabbat Shalom

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Parashat Shmini Video Commentary – 8th Day Passover Shabbat

Israel Shabbat Shmini: Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47 || 1st Samuel 20:18-42
Diaspora/Galut 8th Day Passover Shabbat: Small Hallel [Shir haShirim/Song Of Songs/Song Of Salomon]; Deut. 14:22 – 16:17; Numbers 28:19-25 || Isaiah 10:32 – 12:6

 

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

      „Nadav and Avihu wanted to serve G-d in their own way, disregarding the way G-d wanted to be served, as clearly expressed in Torah. The sons of Aharon were righteous men and the arrogance they expressed is a failing common to many of even the most humble and dedicated observers of a Torah life. Critics and skeptics of the korbanot animal offerings in the Holy Temple service who question the place of korbanot in „today’s world“ are being motivated by the same tragic transposition of G-d’s will and man’s will that befell Nadav and Avihu.
      The recent korban Pesach (Passover offering) practice conducted by the Temple Institute provoked much consternation among some critics, but the onus of coming to grips with what Torah describes as „an eternal statute“ rests with the critics and not with those seeking to perform a positive commandment central to the identity of Israel. Soul searching is called for“ …more:

      Shabbat Shalom / Pesach Sameach

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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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PESACH – Passover Shabbat Chol HaMoed Readings

Small Hallel; Complete Song of Salomon (Shir HaShirim), Exodus 33:12-34:26; Numeri 28:19-25; Ezekiel 36:37-37:14

Here are some impressions which may lead you in the reading of „The Song of Songs“, into God’s love for Israel:

And, now completed,
find a continuing story in four chapters by Israel Yaoz on Christian – Jewish Approaches:
1. From Jerusalem to Jerusalem 1
2. From Jerusalem to Jerusalem Part 2 – Glueckel von Hameln
3. From Jerusalem to Jerusalem 3 – including Passover Prayer PESACH SERMON
4. From Jerusalem to Jerusalem 4 – If I forget you O Jerusalem

Shabbat Chol HaMoed Shalom

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