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Parashat CHAYEI SARAH Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat CHAYEI SARAH Readings and Video Commentar...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsGenesis 23:1–25:18; 1 Kings 1:1-31   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „The life of Sara teaches us that through their deeds the righteous live on even after their bodies are interred in the ground. The first person to be mourned, wept for and eulogized in Torah, Sara’s death and burial in the Machpelah cave of Hevron established Israel’s...
Parashat Shabbat Chaye Sarah Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Chaye Sarah Readings and Video Co...

Genesis 23:1–25:18; 1 Kings 1:1-31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „The life of Sara teaches us that through their deeds the righteous live on even after their bodies are interred in the ground. The first person to be mourned, wept for and eulogized in Torah, Sara’s death and burial in the Machpelah cave of Hevron established Israel’s permanent presence in the land...
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:...
Parashat Shabbat SHUVA VaYelech Readings and Commentary

Parashat Shabbat SHUVA VaYelech Readings and Comme...

Deuteronomy 31; Hosea 14:2-10; Micha 7:18-20; Yoel 2,15-27 Greeting cards for Yom Kippur, free download, click here > With The Burning Bush the story of Moses began, today we are approaching the end of his farewell-story. In German Synagogues it’s usal to sing a farewell Sabbath Song, the „Adon Olam“, at the end of every Shabbatmorning ministry in order to protect us from forgetting that He is the „Lord...
Parashat Shabbat Ki Tavo Readings and Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Ki Tavo Readings and Commentary...

Deuteronomy 26:1 till 29:8; Isaiah 60:1 till 22 From 1st Elul thru Hoshana Raba Psalm 27 will be read additionally in the Shacharit and Maariv ( For Rosh Hashanah Greeting Cards click > Greeting Cards ) But first of all „Listen to the Music“ – A all days morning and Sabbath Song : Commentary by Michael Schneider, Jerusalem: The backdrop of this week’s Shabbat reading is the giving of the “first...
Parashat VaEtchanan Shabbat Nachamu Readings and Commentary

Parashat VaEtchanan Shabbat Nachamu Readings and C...

The Shabbat after Tisha B’Av is also called „Shabbat Nachamu“, Shabbat of consolation, for now, after three weeks of mourning (Bejn haMejzarim – between the afflictions) to the destruction of the temple, seven weeks will follow in which the life in full color splendor is to return. „Nachamu Ami“ („Be comforted my people“) the people will sing … … the Sabbath...
Parashat Shabbat Chukat Readings and Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Chukat Readings and Commentary...

Numbers 19:1 – 22:1; Judges 11:1-33 by Michael Schneider, Jerusalem In many Synagoges the Shabbat service ends with the Sabbath Song „Adon Olam“ [He reigns] Commentary: This week’s Torah portion Chukat / Hukkat contains further „ordinances“ (Hebrew: hukkim). First, we read about the „water of cleansing,“ an atonement mechanism made from ashes of the sacrifice of a red heifer....
Parashat Vaeira Readings and Commentary

Parashat Vaeira Readings and Commentary...

Exodus 6:2 – 9:35; Haftara: Ezekiel 28:25–29:21 Abstract of the commentary by Michael Schneider, Jerusalem: This week’s Torah portion shows us how the children of Israel first began experiencing freedom from slavery as the LORD began making Himself known to them. God had a plan to deliver his people, first, by bringing them out of Egypt and redeeming them and then taking them as His people (v.6–7). This is also...
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 Nitzavim-VaYelech Reading and Commentary

Shabbat Nitzavim-VaYelech Reading and Commentary...

Deuteronomy 29:10-31:30; Isaiah 61:10-63:9 With The Burning Bush the story of Moses began, today we are approaching the end of his farewell-story. In German Synagogues it’s usal to sing a farewell Sabbath Song, the „Adon Olam“, at the end of every Shabbatmorning ministry in order to protect us from forgetting that He is the „Lord of the Universe“ when we are back in our homes▼ Commentary...

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