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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...
YITRO – Shabbat Video Commentary

YITRO – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 18:1 – 20:23 || Isaiah 6:1 – 7:6; 9:5-6 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «After 200 years of slavery the children of Israel step into and readily accept upon themselves a new reality – the only reality – the reality of G-d – and the wonderful merit and gift to be His people – His treasure – in this world forever»…more: Shabbat...
VaEra – Shabbat Video Commentary

VaEra – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 6:2 – 9:35 || Ezekiel 28:25 – 29:21 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «What’s in a name? Absolutely everything and the Only thing: G-d’s absolute and indivisible Oneness. The is the answer to Moshe’s questioning why his attempt to deliver his people has only caused them greater hardship. „I am HaShem“ G-d says. That is the answer»…more: Shabbat...
VaYechi – Shabbat Video Commentary

VaYechi – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Genesis 47:28 – 50:26 || 1 Kings 2:1-12 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «In his final moments Yaakov avinu gathered his children round him to reveal to them the end of days. While his words concerning this are not recorded in Torah, he did reveal to his sons the secret of receiving G-d’s blessing and bounty in the end of days: unity as brothers. Unity as a people»…more: Shabbat...
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...

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