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VAYEITZEI – Video Commentary On This Shabbat

VAYEITZEI – Video Commentary On This Shabbat...

Genesis 28:10 – 32:3 || Hosea 11:7 – 12:12 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Why was it so urgent for Yaakov to stop at that specific place at that specific moment as he was fleeing from his brother’s murderous wrath? Why did G-d warp time and space to make it happen? What happens when our path intersects with G-d’s will?»…more: Shabbat Shalom
Va’etchanan – Shabbat Video Commentary

Va’etchanan – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 3:22 – 7:11 || Isaiah 40:1-26 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Shema! The six word (in Hebrew) Jewish perception of Who G-d is to us is openly revealed for the first time in this week’s Torah reading of Va’etchanan, as Moshe continues to ready his people for their future in the land of Israel. What is the message behind Torah’s inclusion...
CHUKAT – Shabbat Video Commentary

CHUKAT – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Numbers 19:1 – 22:1 || Judges 11:1-33 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «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 – parah adumah – that ties all these events so tightly together»…more: Shabbat Shalom
KORACH – Shabbat Video Commentary

KORACH – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Numbers 16:1 – 18:32 || 1 Samuel 11:14 – 12:22 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Twas arrogance and jealousy, pride and a lack of faith in either Moshe or HaShem which swallowed up Korach, causing his precipitous demise. Brilliant and charismatic, he could have been a contender instead of a poster boy for the sin of self aggrandizement, which is his sole claim to...
BAMIDBA – Shabbat Video Commentary

BAMIDBA – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Numbers 1:1 – 4:20 || Hosea 2:1-22 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Israelite encampments in the wilderness at Sinai form a perfect „soul system“ in which the twelve tribal encampments are arrayed around the Mishkan/Tabernacle which resides in their center, housing the Shechina, the presence of G-d, the gravitational force around which the nation revolves»…more: Shabbat...
Shabbat Video Commentary and 70th Birthday Salute to Israel

Shabbat Video Commentary and 70th Birthday Salute ...

Israel: Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27 Galut: Lev. 12:1 – 15:33 || 2 Kings 7:3-20 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“You shall be holy, for I, HaShem, your G-d, am holy.“ What does it mean to be holy? How are we to achieve it as individuals? And how are we to achieve it as a nation?»…more: 70th Birthday Salute to Israel from the Temple Mount: Temple...
The Message of Passover: Believe in Yourself – Don’t Look Back

The Message of Passover: Believe in Yourself ̵...

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...
VaYakhel-Pekudai – Shabbat Video Commentary

VaYakhel-Pekudai – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 35:1 – 40:38; Numbers 19 || Ezekiel 36:16-38 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Tabernacle, (whose work is brought to completion in this week’s double Torah reading of Vayakhel-Pekudei), and Shabbat, are the twin pillars of our existence. Sanctifying the dimensions of time and space in which we live, the Tabernacle/Holy Temple and the Shabbat grant us the...
KI TISA – Shabbat Video Commentary

KI TISA – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 30:11-34:35 || 1 Kings 18:1-39 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The root cause of the sin of the golden calf are our own self-imposed expectations and resultant disappointments, the persistent self-delusion that it is we who set the rules and run the world. Making room for G-d in our world and seeing His presence in our lives is the only antidote for our golden calf-like...
Before Purim TETZAVEH – Shabbat Video Commentary

Before Purim TETZAVEH – Shabbat Video Commen...

Exodus 27:20 – 30:10 [Zachor: Deut.25:17-19] || 1 Samuel 15:2-34 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «What is the meaning of Moshe’s mysterious disappearance from this week’s Torah reading of Tetzaveh? What is its connection to month of Adar, the upcoming celebration of Purim and to our lives each and every day?»…more: Shabbat Shalom Purim Picture Postcard...

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