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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...
Shabbat VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI Video Commentary

Shabbat VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI Video Commentary...

Exodus 35:1 – 40:38 || Ezekiel 45:16 – 46:18 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Generous hearts, wise hearts, uplifted hearts, Torah’s emphasis on details, observing Shabbat, the building of the Tabernacle and the conclusion of creation are all part of the love story between G-d and Israel that begins and concludes the book of Exodus»…more: Shabbat Shalom
Shabbat YITRO Video Commentary

Shabbat YITRO Video Commentary...

Exodus 18:1 – 20:23 || Isaiah 6:1 – 7:6; 9:5-6 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Mount SInai was a sensory bending experience in which the entire nation of Israel stepped beyond their physical limitations of perception, and experienced G-d’s revelation directly through the ‚ears‘ and ‚eyes‘ of their souls. The potential for the very...
5777 Shabbat Bereshith Video Commentary

5777 Shabbat Bereshith Video Commentary...

Genesis 1:1 – 6:8 || Isaiah 42:5 – 43:10 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Do you believe that G-d created the world? If you do, then this points to something much more significant: You believe in yourself, your importance to the G-d who created you, and your responsibility to conduct your life in accordance to the spark of the Divine with which G-d has entrusted...
Parashat Beshalach Video Commentary

Parashat Beshalach Video Commentary...

Parashat Noach Video Commentary

Parashat Noach Video Commentary...

Genesis 6:9 – 11:32 || Isaiah 54:1 – 55:5 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „A generation so evil, so corrupt, decadent, violent, so self centered that G-d, Who created and loved their forefather Adam, could not suffer their depravity and swore their utter destruction. This is the generation of the flood, the generation of Noach. Fast forward five thousand years...

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