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TAZRIA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

Hallel; Lev. 12:1 – 13:59; Ex. 12:1-20; Num. 28:9-15 || Ez. 45:16 – 46:18; Isa. 66:1-24

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«Welcome to a world in which holiness is neither a concept nor an aspiration, but a reality posed by G-d for the children of Israel, to test their spiritual mettle and to challenge every fiber of their G-d given souls. A world so far from today’s that we must shed our many layers of misconception and vulgarity to even gain a glimpse into the world G-d would have us live in»…more:

Shabbat Shalom

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Temple Talk Radio: Tazria – Spiritual Repercussions

Half Hallel; Lev. 12:1 – 13:59; Ex. 12:1-20; Num. 28:9-15 || Ezek. 45:16 – 46:18; Isa. 66
Israel’s Mission: To Vanquish Death Forever,
Rosh Chodesh: Cosmic Joy of the Month of Nisan and the Dedication of the Tabernacle: My World and Welcome to It:

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:


This Shabbat features the confluence of Rosh Chodesh Nisan, the beginning of the new month of Nisan, and Parashat Ha-Chodesh, the last of the four special Sabbaths, accompanied by a unique additional Torah reading, that precede the Festival of Passover. This week’s edition of Temple Talk focuses on the glorious month of Nisan, time of Israel’s redemption from Egypt. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Chaim Richman explore the sages‘ amazing teaching that this month brought G-d’s plan for creation to fruition. Our hosts also examine a modern-day manifestation of the Biblical malady of tzar’at… Facebook and Twitter users, this show is a must listen! Plus: Israel’s Divinely-appointed mandate to struggle against the debilitating illusion of death.
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Shabbat Shalom

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Diaspora: Tazria-Metzora – Israel: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

Diaspora/Galut Shabbat Tazria-Metzora: Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33 || 2nd Kings 7,3-20
Click here: Video Commentary Weekly Torah Portion: Tazria-Metzora
Israel: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1-20:27) Yom HaZikaron-Yom HaAtzmaut

 

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

      „We merit to live in the land of Israel, promised by G-d to His people, because of the supreme sacrifice of those who defend the land, the people and the Torah of Israel with their lives. „You shall be holy, for I, HaShem, your G-d, am holy“ (Lev. 19:2) …more:

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Shabbat TAZRIA and Shabbat METZORA Video Commentary

Leviticus 12:1 – 13:59; Exodus 12:1-20 | | Ezekiel 45:16 – 46:18
Leviticus 14 | | 2 Kings 7:3-20

    Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman of The Temple Institute, Jerusalem:
    „If parashat Shmini comes to tell us that we are what we eat, then parashat Tazria tells us that our fate will follow what comes out of our mouth. Nega Tzarat, the spiritual affliction described in this week’s Torah reading affects people guilty of evil-speech, slander and conceit. Words intended to isolate and repudiate others cause the bearer of those words to find themselves isolated and ostracized“:

    Shabbat Shalom!

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Shabbat Tazria-Metzora Readings and Video Commentary

Tazria – Metzora – Leviticus 12:1–18:30; 2 Kings 7:3-20 (4:42 – 5:19)


Video Commentary by Rabbi Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem:
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Try imagining a world where every word counts, where every thought and intention counts. This is the very world that G-d created and intended for His children to sanctify. This is the world described in Tazria-Metzora. It is a world that we can and should aspire to:

Shabbat Shalom

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Shabbat TAZRIA Readings and Video Commentary

Leviticus 12:1–13,59; Exodus 12:1-20; Ezekiel 45:16-46:18

Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem:
The Torah concepts of tahara and tum’a, imperfectly translated as spiritual purity and impurity, are impossibly difficult for us to entirely grasp through our intellect. And this is because, simply put, these concepts, or the realities that they express, are so much greater than our own individual selves. The period of impurity which visits a mother upon the birth of a child bespeaks of the passage of pure and perfect knowledge from one world to the next, and the necessary loss that results. The extended period of impurity upon the birth of a daughter reflects the more perfect image of G-d that is embodied in the female soul…

Shabbat Shalom

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Parashat Shabbat Tazria–Metzora and Commentaries

Leviticus 12:1–15:33; 2 Kings 7:3-20 (4:42–5:19)

Abstract of a commentary by Michael Schneider,
israel today, Jerusalem:

In last week’s Torah portion we learned about clean and unclean animals, this week’s reading begins with, “when a woman gives birth (tazria).” When a child is born, it is the beginning of all things. Also, in this reading we are shown that purity standards were given and at a time when the children of Israel were in the desert. Included in this passage, were also the differences in giving birth to a boy and a girl.

Later we read about the leper (metzora), who was healed through true humility. A classic example we find is in a Torah portion on the prophets (haftarot). There (in II Kings 5) we read about Naaman, a prideful Syrian General, who first needed a godly lesson of humility by dipping seven times in the dirty Jordan River. This is what the prophet Elisha commanded him to do, as it is written in Leviticus 14:7. Before he could be healed he had to immerse and cleanse himself, not only physically, but also spiritually. –That’s real Godly Healing.

Shabbat Shalom!

Down you will find a video commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem:

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Sabbath Reading and Commentary for week 18, 2009, April 25 Shabbat Tazria – Metzora:

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Leviticus 12:1–18:30; 2 Kings 4:42 – 5:19, Isaiah 66:1-24
by Michael Schneider, israel today, Jerusalem

In last week’s Torah portion we learned about clean and unclean animals, this week’s reading begins with, “when a woman gives birth (tazria).” When a child is born, it is the beginning of all things. read more…

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Shabbat Reading and Commentary for week 14, 2008, Shabbat Tazria (she gives birth):

Leviticus 12:1–13,59; 2 Kings 4:42 – 5:18; Ezekiel 45:16-46:18
by Michael Schneider, israel today, Jerusalem

Commentary:
In last week’s Torah portion we learned about clean and unclean animals, this week’s reading begins with, “when a woman gives birth (tazria).” When a child is born, it is the beginning of all things. Also, in this reading we are shown that purity standards were given and at a time when the children of Israel were in the desert. Included in this passage, were also the differences in giving birth to a boy and a girl. read more…

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