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PESACH Passover – Festival of Freedom

    Reading on Passover Evening, the Seder (order): Haggadah
    Day 1 Pesach: Hallel, Ex.12:21-51; Num.28:16-25 || Joshuah 3:5-7 & 5:2 – 6:1 & 6:27
    Day 2 Hallel / Lev. 22:26-23:44 / Num. 28:16-25 || 1 Kings 23:1-9+21-25
    Day 7: half Hallel; Ex. 13:17 – 15:26; Num. 28:19-25 || 2 Sam. 22
    Day 8 Sabbath:-“-; Song of Songs; Deut.14:22 – 16:17; Num. 28:19-25 || Isa. 10:32 – 12:6; Yiskor (Bereavement of Judaism)

Temple Talk Radio: The Hairsbreadth of Difference Between Chametz and Matzah
The Passover Offering & World Opinion: Just Do It
The ‘Speaking Mouth’ of Passover: Letting the World Know that G-d is One
«Passover, the Festival of Freedom, commences this Shabbat! Join Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Chaim Richman for a special Passover edition of Temple Talk, featuring discussions on many of the festival’s themes, including the eternal covenant of the korban Pesach (the Passover offering), and the subtle, hairsbreadth difference between chametz (leavened foods) and matzah!« …more:

Best wishes from Temple Talk for a joyous and kosher Passover

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VaYakhel – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

Exodus 35:1 – 38:20; Exodus 30:11-16 || 2 Kings 12:1-17

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«The debacle of the golden calf was a result of Israel temporarily losing heart, but the building of the Tabernacle was a case of Israel literally pulling itself up by its own boot-strings and reapplying the efforts and intentions of their hearts towards making G-d’s dream of a dwelling place among His people come true. The building of the Tabernacle was a true work of heart»…more:

Shabbat Shalom

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VA’ERA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

Exodus 6:2 – 9:35 || Ezechiel 28:25 – 29:21

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«G-d created the world in six days, laid down the laws of nature, and set things in motion. Avraham saw the wonder of the world and knew there was a master, a Creator, a One G-d in charge of all. The G-d of Avraham who put order and beauty in the world, became the G-d of Yitzchak, the G-d of Yaakov and the G-d of Israel. Well it turns out, as Moshe, Pharaoh, and all of us will see in parashat Va’era, that the same G-d who spins the world one way can spin the world the opposite way, and the same G-d who put order in the world can take that order and turn it upside down, and it’s faith, not gravity, which keeps our feet on the ground»…more:

Shabbat Shalom

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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

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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 of the Shema each year in the Torah portion read immediately after the 9th of Av?»…more:

Shabbat Shalom

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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

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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 fame to this very day»…more:

Shabbat Shalom

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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 Shalom and Hag Shavuot Sameach – Greeting Card

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Shabbat Video Commentary and 70th Birthday Salute to Israel

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 Talk Radio: Celebrating Modern Miracles of Biblical Proportions >>

Shabbat Shalom

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The Message of Passover: Believe in Yourself – Don’t Look Back

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 offering important, and what will it take for the people of Israel to be able to offer it in our time? Our hosts resounding answer: Believe in yourself! Plus: Reflections on politically-correct Anti-Semitism»…more:

Pesach Sameach veShabbat Shalom
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