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TRUMAH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

TRUMAH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 25:1 – 27:19 || 1 Kings 5:26 – 6:13 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Why does G-d instruct Moshe to „build for ME a Sanctuary?“ Why is G-d so insistent on Israel building a Mikdash (Tabernacle/Temple) for His name’s sake? Why does G-d want to share our space on this earth? And why do some question G-d’s integrity in insisting that He...
Sabbath VAYAKHEL Video Commentary

Sabbath VAYAKHEL Video Commentary...

Exodus 35:1 – 38:20 || 2 Kings 18:1-39 (seph.) 11,17 – 12,17 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: The exquisite detail of the building of the Tabernacle (Mishkan) as described in parashat Vayakhel is a testimony to the end of time of the pure, generous and giving heart of Israel, all of whom united in the purpose and privilege of making a place for G-d on our earth, a...
Parashat TERUMAH Video Commentary

Parashat TERUMAH Video Commentary...

Exodus 25:1 – 27:19 || 1 Kings 5:26 – 6:13 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: Parashat Terumah records the moment in which G-d officially invites man to welcome His Presence into our world. „Build for Me a sanctuary.“ Are we up for it? Do we have it in our hearts to give just a little of ourselves for so much in return? Do it for Me, G-d says, „and...
Shabbat PEKUDAJ Readings and Video Commentary

Shabbat PEKUDAJ Readings and Video Commentary...

Shabbat Pekudei (Amount of): Exodus 38:21-40:38; Haftorah: Kings II 12:1-17 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Welcoming G-d into our neighborhood and making this world a better place – this is the simple yet profound reason Israel has been commanded to build for G-d a Sanctuary on this earth. Israel is a nation whose destiny is to live and act in G-d consciousness,...
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 Shabbat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim Readings and Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim Readings and ...

Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27; Amos 9:7-15 (Sephardim: Ezekiel 20:2-20) Abstract of the Commentary by Michael Schneider, Jerusalem: Our weekly Torah portion continues with additional rules and guidelines for the children of Israel, this week, how to live Holy and pure lives before the LORD. In chapter 16 it begins by telling us about two goats, “one lot for the LORD and the other lot for the scapegoat”. But before this...
Shabbat Chukat Readings and Commentary

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  VaYikra – And he called – Shabbat Reading and Commentary

Parashat VaYikra – And he called – Shabba...

Lecha Dodi, Shabbat Song: Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26 and Isaiah 43:21-44:23 Commentary by Michael Schneider, israel today, 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 New Year...
Shabbat Terumah – Reading an Video Commentary

Shabbat Terumah – Reading an Video Commentar...

Exodus 25:1 – 27:19; Haftarah 1 King 5:26 – 6:13 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „And they will build Me a sanctuary and I will dwell amongst them.“ (Exodus 25:8) „Build it for ME,“ G-d says. For My names sake. I want to dwell amongst man in this world. Such is My desire. G-d is not asking for perfection from mankind. Only for a welcome into this world. Shabbat...