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VAYEITZEI – Shabbat Video Commentary

VAYEITZEI – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 28:10 – 32:3 || Hosea 11:7 – 12:12 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Why was it so urgent for Yaakov to stop at that specific place at that specific moment as he was fleeing from his brother’s murderous wrath? Why did G-d warp time and space to make it happen? What happens when our path intersects with G-d’s will? »…more: Shabbat Shalom
Chayei Sara – Shabbat Video Commentary

Chayei Sara – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 || 1 Kings 1:1-31 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Old age, the blessing of wisdom conferred upon one who has lived his life with love and kindness towards others, a true recognition of G-d’s presence in the world, is a gift for all of us to acquire, thanks to Avraham, who beseeched G-d to grant him old age and the wisdom to recognize the...
From Yom Kippur to Sukkot

From Yom Kippur to Sukkot...

Temple Talk Radio: From Yom Kippur to Sukkot: Renewal, Joy, and Prophecy Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Sukkah: Escaping into the Divine Embrace Ushpizin (Guests) in the Sukkah and the Divine Attributes. The joyous festival of Sukkot is approaching, and the hosts of Temple Talk prepare to head into their temporary booths, to bask in the radiance of the Divine Presence...
Yom Kippur Blessings

Yom Kippur Blessings...

Leviticus 16; Numbers 29:7-11 || Isaiah 57:14 – 58:14 || Leviticus 18:1-30; entirely Jona; Micha 7:18-20 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Yom Kippur is a chance to start anew and rewrite our own history with G-d’s blessing. If only we believe in ourselves as much as G-d believes in us, we can not only change our own lives, but change the world, as well»…more: Gemar...
Shabbat VaEtchanan Video Commentary

Shabbat VaEtchanan Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11 || Isaiah 40:1-26 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «What happens to prayers that appear to us to be unanswered? Where do they go? Are they scattered in the cosmic winds, never to be seen again? Do they fall back down to earth, like so many dried leaves? Or do they form an eternal bridge of human hope and longing, traversing time and space, bonded...
Shabbat MATOT-MASEI Video Commentary

Shabbat MATOT-MASEI Video Commentary...

Numbers 30:2 – 36:13 || Jeremiah 2:4-28 & 3,4 & 4,1-2 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «As the book of Numbers draws to a close, the children of Israel get ready for the greatest blessing of all: the land of Israel and the ability to feed and shelter themselves, with G-d’s blessing, in the land He promised them, a blessing which we enjoy and cherish...
Shabbat PINCHAS Video-Commentary

Shabbat PINCHAS Video-Commentary...

Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 || Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Pinchas, the son of Elazar, the son of Aharon, is representative of the new generation of the land of Israel, a generation of action and initiative. Whereas G-d led the generation of the desert through Moshe, feeding, sheltering and fighting their battles for them, from now on it will be...
Shabbat KORACH Video Commentary

Shabbat KORACH Video Commentary...

Numbers 16:1 – 18:32 [28:9-15]|| Isaiah 66 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Brilliant, wealthy, influential, and tasked with transporting the Ark of the Covenant, Korach had it all. But it wasn’t enough. He wanted more. Korach wanted to usurp Moshe’s leadership and he wanted to commandeer Aharon’s role as Kohen Gadol. Like all who reach too far, Korach...
Shabbat SHELACH Video Commentary

Shabbat SHELACH Video Commentary...

Numbers 13:1 – 15:41 || Joshua 2 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The generation of the desert paid a high price for their lack of belief in themselves, but received the sweetest and most profound affirmation of G-d’s belief in them: the promise that their children will indeed enter the land, build the Holy Temple, and share time and space in the promised land...
Shabbat BEHAR-BECHUKOTAI Video Commentary

Shabbat BEHAR-BECHUKOTAI Video Commentary...

Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34 || Jeremiah 16:19 –17:34 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The default mode of creation is set out in the opening verses of parashat Bechukotai: a world of blessings in which all our possible needs and wants are seen to and tended to by G-d. But in order to attain this default mode of creation, man needs to do a reset, by heeding these words...

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