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TETZAVEH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

TETZAVEH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 27:20 – 30:10 || Ezekiel 43:10-27 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Appointing Aharon and his descendants to tend to the service in the Tabernacle/Holy Temple was G-d’s first instruction to Moshe following the commandment to build for G-d a Sanctuary. G-d desires man, as represented by the kohanim (priests) to enter into His sacred space and renew the connection...
TRUMAH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

TRUMAH – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 25:1 – 27:19 || 1 Kings 5:26 – 6:13 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Why does G-d instruct Moshe to „build for ME a Sanctuary?“ Why is G-d so insistent on Israel building a Mikdash (Tabernacle/Temple) for His name’s sake? Why does G-d want to share our space on this earth? And why do some question G-d’s integrity in insisting that He...
BRHA’ALOTCHA – ShabbatVideo Commentary

BRHA’ALOTCHA – ShabbatVideo 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...
Shemini and Tazria-Metzora Shabbat Video Commantary

Shemini and Tazria-Metzora Shabbat Video Commantar...

Israel: Lev. 12:1 – 15:33 || 2 Kings 7:3-20 Galut: Lev. 9:1 – 11:47 || 2 Samuel 6:1 – 7:17 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The three Torah readings of Shemini,Tazria-Metzora, which form the heart of the book of Leviticus, which itself forms the heart of the Five Books of Moses, reveals a heightened spiritual consciousness, which emanates from the Shechinah –...
TERUMAH – Shabbat Video Commentary

TERUMAH – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 25:1 – 27:19 || I Kings 5:26 – 6:13 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“As you have been shown on the mountain“ G-d tells Moshe three times concerning the commandment to build the Tabernacle and its sacred vessels. To what vision, what plan, what blueprint is G-d referring? Just what did Moshe and the children of Israel see on Mount Sinai, what did...
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...

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