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Shabbat BeHa’alotcha Video Commentary

Shabbat BeHa’alotcha Video Commentary...

Numbers 8:1 – 12:16 || Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Torah’s account of the resolve and purpose which informed Aharon’s performance of the commandment to ‚raise up‘ (kindle) the seven lamps of the Tabernacle menorah, teaches us that minding G-d’s will and leading a life of meaning and constant renewal, go hand...
Shabbat SHEMINI Video Commentary

Shabbat SHEMINI Video Commentary...

Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47 || 2 Samuel 6:1 – 7:17 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «On the very same day that G-d sends fire down from heaven to consume the inaugural offerings in the Tabernacle, He instructs Israel to eat only certain animals which are clean, and to not eat animals which are unclean. Why? By adhering to Torah’s dietary rules we renew our ascent...
Parashat NASO Readings and Video Commentary

Parashat NASO Readings and Video Commentary...

Numbers 4:21 – 7:89 || Judges 13:2-25   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Out in the desert the nation of Israel is instructed to set up her encampments around all four sides of the Tabernacle. This is not merely to provide equal access for all the tribes to the Tabernacle, nor is it merely for the purpose of defending the Tabernacle from outside threats, as essential as...
Parashat Shabbat Vayikra Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Vayikra Video Commentary...

Shabbat HaChodesch Hallel; Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26; Ex. 12:1-20; Nu. 28:9-15 || Ezekiel 45:16 – 45:18   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „The book of Leviticus is the very heart of the Torah, as it describes the intimate meeting of man and G-d in the courtyards and inner sanctums of the Holy Temple/Tabernacle. To meet and share the same „space“ in creation...
Shabbat Vayikra Readings and Video Commentary

Shabbat Vayikra Readings and Video Commentary...

Leviticus 1:1-5:26; Iesaiah 43:21 – 44:23 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „From the moment of creation it has been leading up to this: The „face to face“ reunion of man and G-d in the intimacy of the Tabernacle. But, jaded by lifetimes of exile and wandering, we are required to re-attain the purity and guileless innocence of untainted youth. If you are brave...
Parashat Terumah – Our Temple’s Mission

Parashat Terumah – Our Temple’s Missio...

Exodus 25:1 – 27:19; Isaiah 66:1 – 66:24 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Egypt is now behind us – it’s time to get down to business . . .“ G-d says essentially: We’ve been through enough together; after all He says: I created the world for a purpose: That you should know who I am! So Israel is commanded to build the tabernacle in the middle of the desert, it’s a...
SUKKOT Feast Of Tabernacles Readings and Commentary

SUKKOT Feast Of Tabernacles Readings and Commentar...

1st day: Hallel; Lev 22:26-23:44; Numbers 29:12-16; Haftara: Zech 14 2nd day: Hallel; Lev 22:26-23:44; Numbers 29:12-16; Haftara: 1.Kings 8:2-21 The Feast of Tabernacles is a fest of joy, Hag Sukkot Sameach, and we want to invite you to shake the lulav and to feel it beating the heart, okay? Please feel invited to have a look into a Sukkah in a childreans song:
Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei – Video Commentary

Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei – Video Commentary...

Exodus 35:1-40:38; (Rosh Chodesh Nisan Ex. 12:1-20) Haftorah: Ezekiel 45:16 – 46:18 Video commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Generous hearted, wise hearted, uplifted heart, inspired heart… “ The building of the Tabernacle is the work of the heart of an entire people to create a heart for the nation, a heart for all mankind and a heart for the world. Now space, like...
Shabbat TERUMAH – Our Temple’s Mission

Shabbat TERUMAH – Our Temple’s Mission...

Exodus 25:1 – 27:19; Haftarah 1 King 5:26 – 6:13 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: “Egypt is now behind us – it’s time to get down to business . . .“ G-d says essentially: We’ve been through enough together; after all He says: I created the world for a purpose: That you should know who I am! So Israel is commanded to build the tabernacle in the middle of the desert,...
Sukkot Feast of Tabernacles Readings and Commentary

Sukkot Feast of Tabernacles Readings and Commentar...

1st day: Hallel; Lev 22:26-23:44; Numbers 29:12-16; Haftara: Zech 14 2nd day: Hallel; Lev 22:26-23:44; Numbers 29:12-16; Haftara: 1.Kings 8:2-21 The Feast of Tabernacles is a fest of joy, Hag Sukkot Sameach, and we want to invite you to shake the lulav and to feel it beating the heart, okay? Please feel invited to have a look into a Sukkah in a childreans song:

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