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Vayeitzei - (Bereishis/Genesis 28:10-32:3)
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?

by Rabbi Chaim Richman of the The Temple Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.


Toldos - (Bereishis/Genesis 25:19-28:9)
Yitzchak avinu (Isaac our patriarch) was a man of vision blinded by the light of G-d's brilliant and hidden presence. He lived, he died, and he lived again to bless his son Yaakov, 'ish tam,' the perfectible man, with the task of bringing G-d's light into the world for all to perceive.

by Rabbi Chaim Richman of the The Temple Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.


Chayei Sarah - (Bereishis/Genesis 23:1-25:18)
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 sublime beauty with which his beloved wife Sara lived her life.

by Rabbi Chaim Richman of the The Temple Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.


Vayeira - (Bereishis/Genesis 18:1-22:24)
Avraham dedicated his entire life to sharing the good news that there is One G-d in the world, and that all we have comes from Him. Avraham sought out wayfarers and passers-by, invited them in, showered them with kindness and insisted that his guests give thanks only to G-d, Creator of the world.

by Rabbi Chaim Richman of the The Temple Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.


Lech Lecha - (Bereishis/Genesis 12:1-17:27)
Avraham avinu (our father Abraham), sought G-d and loved G-d. G-d called to Avraham to leave all behind and journey to a land G-d would bequeath to Avraham's as yet unborn children. Avraham's understanding that the world has a Master and that He rules His world with love and with justice informs Avraham's children to this day.

by Rabbi Chaim Richman of the The Temple Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.


Noach - (Bereishis/Genesis 6:9-11:32)
Parashat Bereshit begins by describing how G-d created the world and concludes by describing how man very nearly destroyed the world. Arrogance, licentiousness, egotism ans selfishness just begin to describe the depths to which man had sunk a mere ten generations after begin created and given life by G-d. It took a man, Noach, who believed in his own humanity no less than he believed in G-d to set man back upon a righteous course.

by Rabbi Chaim Richman of the The Temple Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.


Yom Kippur, 5778
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!

Gemar Chatima Tova! May we all be written and sealed in the Book of Life!

by Rabbi Chaim Richman of the The Temple Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.


Rosh HaShanah, 5778
Moshe, prophet and leader of Israel, on the final day of his life delivered a message meant for our ears on "this day" - Rosh HaShana - as we stand together before HaShem: Stay close to G-d, follow His word, and always, always, choose good, choose life!

Shana Tova !  
שנה ט׀בה

by Rabbi Chaim Richman of the The Temple Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.



 


 
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