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CHUKAT – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

CHUKAT – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat BALAK is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „CHUKAT“: 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...
NASO – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

NASO – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat BEHAALOTCHA is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. Galut: „NASO“: Numbers 4:21 – 7:89 || Judges 13:2-25 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «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...
BEHAR – Video Commantary on this Shabbat

BEHAR – Video Commantary on this Shabbat...

Please note that parashat BECHUKOTAI is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. „BEHAR“ (Galut) Lev. 25:1 – 26:2 || Jeremiah 32:6–27 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“The land shall rest a Sabbath to HaShem.“ (Lev. 25:2) Thusly G-d introduces the children of Israel to their significant other – the land of Israel. Not simply a place...
Leviticus: Revealing Godliness in this World

Leviticus: Revealing Godliness in this World...

Please note that parashat BEHAR is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat. „Emor“ (Galut) Lev. 21:1 – 24:23 || Ezekiel 44:15-31 Temple Talk Radio: Readings in Leviticus: Revealing G-dliness in this World The Month of Iyar: Miraculous Historical Continuum The Days of Counting the Omer: An Inner Spiritual Workshop «Join Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Chaim Richman in this week’s fast-paced, inspiring...
TZAV – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

TZAV – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36 || Jeremiah 7:21 – 8:3 & 9:22-23 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Shlamim (Peace offering) and the Todah (Thanksgiving offering) described in parashat Tzav, both free-will, voluntary offerings, are paralleled in their essence and intention to prayer and Torah study. The burst of energy which informs the Todah offering’s urgent...
VAYIKRA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

VAYIKRA – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26 || Deut. 25:17-19 || 1 Sam.15:2-34 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Now that G-d has rested His presence in the newly built Tabernacle, He has no greater desire than to enable man to ennoble his spirit and burnish the divine image in which he was created via the korbanot drawing near offerings which are the heart of the Tabernacle/Holy Temple service»…more: Shabbat...
PEKUDEI – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

PEKUDEI – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 38:21 – 40:38 || 1 Kings 7:40-50 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «With the completion of the Tabernacle, Israel’s acceptance of the Torah and its presence in their midst, the true and eternal mission of the people of Israel is set into motion. Israel prepared a home for G-d’s presence and a center for His Torah, and G-d caused His presence to enter there....
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...
MISHPATIM – Video Commentary on this Shabbat

MISHPATIM – Video Commentary on this Shabbat...

Exodus 21:1 – 24:18 || Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «“And these are the ordinances“ which follow the giving of the Ten Commandments… ordinances which encompass the entirety of our life experiences, each and every moment of our days and nights, and enable us, through their observance, to lift up our earthly lives and connect...

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