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SHOFTIM – Shabbat Video Commentary

Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 || (Rosh Ch.) Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«“Be wholehearted with HaShem, your G-d,“ we are told. We need to be comfortable with our selves and confident that G-d has blessed us with all that we need for the moment that we are in. Tomorrow, when it arrives, will carry the same blessing we enjoyed today»…more:

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Shabbat SHOFTIM Video Commentary

Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 || Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«“Be wholehearted with HaShem, your G-d,“ we are told. We need to be comfortable with our selves and confident that G-d has blessed us with all that we need for the moment that we are in. Tomorrow, when it arrives, will carry the same blessing we enjoyed today»…more:

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Parashat SHOFTIM Video Commentary

Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 || Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«“Be wholehearted with HaShem, your G-d,“ we are told. We need to be comfortable with our selves and confident that G-d has blessed us with all that we need for the moment that we are in. Tomorrow, when it arrives, will carry the same blessing we enjoyed today»…more:

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Parashat Shabbat SHOFTIM Video-Commentary

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Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 || Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12
Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem:

    „G-d promised the land of Israel to Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov, and He intends to keep His promise. All that He requires is that Israel shows courage in the face of implacable enemies far more numerous and seemingly far more powerful than she.

    To help encourage and fortify Israel, G-d commands that a kohen (priest) from the Holy Temple, the abode of G-d’s indwelling (Shechinah), will prepare Israel for battle only after rallying the nation, letting them know that G-d is leading them in battle, and weeding out individuals whose inability to focus on the holy task at hand might weaken the resolve of the others“…more:

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Parashat SHOFTIM Readings and Video Commentary

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Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 || Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12

Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem:

    „The great concern Torah evinces for an unsolved murder, as in the case of the ‚axed calf‘ is a harsh contrast to the laws of warfare which precede it and call upon all Israelite warriors to be fearless and merciless when fighting a divinely mandated war. Yet there is no contradiction between these seemingly disparate commandments. On the contrary, it is because Torah holds up and sanctifies the life of every individual that we must be unsparing when fighting enemies who seek our destruction.“…more:

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SHOFTIM – No justice in Germany again

„Shoftim“: Deuteronomy 16:18 till 21:9; Isaiah 51:12 till 52:12
Commentary by Eric Martienssen

Firstly, the Torah portion Shoftim of cause should be read. To make this a little more convenient for you, we found the entire reading summarized in this video about Judges (Shoftim) and the Jew’s call for „Justice, Justice“…

And now, second, a few verses out of this weeks Haftorah (here Isaiah 52) but what a blessing, what a future:
„Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean… For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause… How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion… The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God… For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your reward.“

But now listen to this words of Reuben Ebrahimoff in the video commentary by „Haftorahman“, telling of the coming Messiah:


Shabbat Shalom

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SHOFTIM No justice in Germany – again

„Shoftim“: Deuteronomy 16:18 till 21:9; Isaiah 51:12 till 52:12

Firstly, the Torah portion Shoftim of cause should be read. To make this a little more convenient for you, we found the entire reading summarized in this video about Judges (Shoftim) and the Jew’s call for „Justice, Justice“…

    … while the Kristallnacht, triggered by the German Martin Luther, comes back on track!
    It was Martin Luther who asked the Germans: „Firstly, that their synagogues or schools be set on fire and, what may not burn, be heaped over with earth, so that no human being could see a stone or cinder for ever. And such should be done to honour our Lord and Christianity, so that God may see that we are Christians.“ – In modern times this lawless time in Germany is called: Luther Decade – and, again, America is thrilled … 10 years in which Martin Luther, one of the biggest criminals in human history, is again celebrated by Germany!

    ‚Though the highlight of the Luther Decade will be in 2017 the foreshadowing of this Christian Feast is the ban on circumcision, Brit Mila. Thus, Germany is – again – the first country in the world, which sets Jewry officially under prosecution. Germany is again made „Judenrein“. The day before yesterday again ran the first few criminal complaints against Jews from the civilian population with the judges and criminal lawyers. Affected is a rabbi, a Mohel – and the German law, German courts, again have the legal opportunity to condemn Jews just because they are Jews.
    This is Luther’s Germany today, again. And Luther’s America is silent, again!
    (If somewhere out there is an American politician or Rabbi who wants to write an article on this topic on this blog, please do not hesitate!)

And now, second, a few verses out of this weeks Haftorah (here Isaiah 52) but what a blessing, what a future:
„Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean… For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause… How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion… The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God… For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your reward.“

But now listen to this words of Reuben Ebrahimoff in the video commentary by „Haftorahman“, telling of the coming Messiah:


Shabbat Shalom

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Shabbat Shoftim Readings and Video Commentary

„Schoftim“: Deuteronomy 16:18 till 21:9; Isaiah 51:12 till 52:12

Firstly, the Torah portion Shoftim of cause should be read. To make this a little more convenient for you, we found the entire reading summarized in this video:

And now, second, a few verses out of this weeks Haftorah (here Isaiah 52) but what a blessing, what a future:
„Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean… For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause… How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion… The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God… For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward.“

But now listen to this words of Reuben Ebrahimoff in the video commentary by „Haftorahman“, telling of the coming Messiah:


Shabbat Shalom

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Shabbat Shoftim Readings and Video Commentary

Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9, Haftara Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12

Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman of Temple Institute, Jerusalem:

You shall appoint judges and officers for yourself in all your portals (Deut. 16:18) We welcome the month of Elul, the month of taking stock and re-evaluating who we are and where we are in relationship to G-d. By appointing judges and officers over our eyes and ears, nose and mouth, we regain control over ourselves, our thoughts and our actions, and can begin to make our way back to Hashem.

Shabbat Shalom

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Shabbat Shoftim – Judges – Sabbath Readings and video commentary

„Schoftim“: Deuteronomy 16:18 till 21:9; Isaiah 51:12 till 52:12

Just mentioning a few verses out of this weeks Haftorah (here Isaiah 52) but what a blessing, what a future:
„Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean… For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause… How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion… The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God… For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward.“

But now listen to this words of Reuben Ebrahimoff in the video commentary by „Haftorahman“, telling of the coming Messiah:



Shabbat Shalom

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