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KI TAVO – Shabbat Video Commentary

KI TAVO – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8 || Isaiah 60 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The people of Israel enters the land of Israel by virtue of the Torah of Israel and thereby becomes the nation of Israel, beloved by the G-d of Israel. This is the message, the entire message, of parashat Ki Tavo, from beginning to end, a message for Israel today, and a message for the world»…more: Shabbat...
KI TEITZEI – Shabbat Video Commentary

KI TEITZEI – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19 || Isaiah 54:1-10 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «74 of the Torah’s 613 commandments, which are, in fact, G-d’s sage suggestions for us to live life by, are found in parashat Ki Teitzei – „When you go out to war against your enemies… “ Living by this code keeps G-d close as we make our way through life...
Re’eh – Shabbat Video Commentary

Re’eh – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Hallel; Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17; Numbers 28:9-15 || (Rosh Ch.) Isaiah 66 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «As Moshe readies his people for their entry into the land of Israel and the establishment of a Torah-based just society, he introduces the concept of „the place which HaShem your G-d shall choose,“ suggesting that the location of the future Holy Temple...
Va’etchanan – Shabbat Video Commentary

Va’etchanan – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Deuteronomy 3:22 – 7:11 || Isaiah 40:1-26 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «Shema! The six word (in Hebrew) Jewish perception of Who G-d is to us is openly revealed for the first time in this week’s Torah reading of Va’etchanan, as Moshe continues to ready his people for their future in the land of Israel. What is the message behind Torah’s inclusion...
VaYakhel-Pekudai – Shabbat Video Commentary

VaYakhel-Pekudai – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 35:1 – 40:38; Numbers 19 || Ezekiel 36:16-38 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «The Tabernacle, (whose work is brought to completion in this week’s double Torah reading of Vayakhel-Pekudei), and Shabbat, are the twin pillars of our existence. Sanctifying the dimensions of time and space in which we live, the Tabernacle/Holy Temple and the Shabbat grant us the...
SHEMOT – Shabbat Video Commentary

SHEMOT – Shabbat Video Commentary...

Exodus 1:1 – 6:1 || Isaiah 27:6 – 28:13; 29:22-23; Jer. 1:1 – 2,3 Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: «What is truly chilling about Torah’s penetrating description of the Egyptian exile and descent into slavery is not in its revelation of the horrors and dangers that the children of Israel faced in those days, but in the shocking similarity between those days...
Parashat Bereshith Video Commentary

Parashat Bereshith Video Commentary...

Genesis 1:1 – 6:8 || Isaiah 42:5 – 43:10 Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „The yearly cycle of reading the Torah, which concludes and then begins again on Simchat Torah, is a never-ending mobius strip of ever increasing self knowledge and exploration. The Torah’s concluding words, „before the eyes of all Israel,“ point to an incident which occurred...
Diaspora: Tazria-Metzora – Israel: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

Diaspora: Tazria-Metzora – Israel: Acharei M...

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...
Parashat Shabbat Mishpatim Video Commentary

Parashat Shabbat Mishpatim Video Commentary...

© Lencer, Wiki CommonsExodus 21:1 – 24:18 / 30:11-16; Kings II 12::1-17   Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: „Circle around G-d: Celebrate, honor and sanctify life by making Him your center. This is the message of Torah from Sinai, from the simplest of commandments to the joyful observance of the three pilgrimage festivals“ …more: Shabbat Shalom
Simchat Torah and Shabbat Bereshit Readings

Simchat Torah and Shabbat Bereshit Readings...

Shemini Atzeret: Hallel, Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17 , Numbers 29:35-30:1, Kings 1, 8:54-66 Simchat Torah: Hallel, Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12, Genesis 1:1-2:3, Numbers 29:35-30:1, Joshua 1:1-18 Shabbat Bereshit: Genesis 1:1-6:8; Haftara: Isaiah 42:5-43:10 Download the according picture postcard / greeting card here » » The Hallel, consisting of Psalms 113 – 118, is recited for Sukkot like for Pesach (or Passover, where the...

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