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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...
Parashat Shabbat KI TISA Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat KI TISA Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 30:11 – 34:35 || Kings I 18:1-39   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Masks, veils, disguises, cover ups, concealment and camouflage: These are words associated with the Purim festival which we celebrate this week. But masks and camouflage also teach a profound lesson of attachment and separation from G-d in this week’s Torah reading...
Parashat Shabbat BESHALACH Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat BESHALACH Video Commentary...

Exodus 13:17 – 17:16; Judges 4:4 – 5:31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel „Bread from heaven: What a beautiful way for G-d to show His people how much He loves them! The manna which sustained Israel for forty years in the desert was replaced upon entering the land by bread which sprouts from the earth, a process no less miraculous than manna, and an expression no...
Parashat Shabbat BO Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat BO Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 10:1 – 13:16; Jeremiah 46:13–26   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Time: Where does it come from? Where does it begin? Who determines time and what gift does time contain? „This month shall be to you the head of the months; to you it shall be the first of the months of the year.“ Exodus 12:2 marks the beginning of time,...
Parashat Va’era Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat Va’era Readings and Video Commentar...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 6:2 – 9:35; Ezekiel 28:25 – 29:21   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „The ten plagues that made G-d’s name known in all the world happened many years ago in the land of Egypt. The process they began of bringing the knowledge of G-d’s presence and power to all humankind for all generations continues till today. They resound...
Simchat Torah and Shabbat Bereshit Readings

Simchat Torah and Shabbat Bereshit Readings...

Shemini Atzeret: Hallel, Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17 , Numbers 29:35-30:1, Kings 1, 8:54-66 Simchat Torah: Hallel, Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12, Genesis 1:1-2:3, Numbers 29:35-30:1, Joshua 1:1-18 Shabbat Bereshit: Genesis 1:1-6:8; Haftara: Isaiah 42:5-43:10 Download the according picture postcard / greeting card here » » The Hallel, consisting of Psalms 113 – 118, is recited for Sukkot like for Pesach (or Passover, where the...

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