Next Zoom Meeting - Sunday July 12
Note: Rabbi Richman generally hosts a Zoom class every Sunday...all are welcome. Email for weekly login info. Recordings of Zoom Classes on 'Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden' Parts 1 - 5, as well as recordings of all Zoom classes are available upon request - email as above
NEW! The Jerusalem Lights Weekly Podcast is Now Available on ITunes!
Now Playing: Jerusalem Lights Podcast Episode #22:
Parashat Pinchas: Standing Up Against the Mob
The New Morality: Twitter Bans the Jewish Star as a Hate Symbol
Breaking the Template: Do We Have Free Will, or is Everything Predetermined?
This week the Hebrew calendar marks the Fast Day of Tammuz 17, which begins a three-week period of introspection and mourning for the destruction of the Holy Temple. Is there a message in these days for Gentiles as well as Jews? In this week’s episode of the Jerusalem Lights podcast, our hosts relate to this question against the backdrop of the preeminent Torah principle of free will. In this week’s Torah reading, Pinchas, grandson of the High Priest Aaron, single handedly staves off a devastating plague by striking a zealous blow against immorality, earning him a unique, new status of priesthood…and a ‘covenant of peace.’ Who was Pinchas and what was his unique contribution to the nation of Israel? Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long share the fascinating background of this week’s Torah portion of Pinchas, and find chillingly timely, precise parallels between these lessons, and events currently taking place in America and throughout the world.
From Arkansas to Jerusalem with ‘Jerusalem Lights’
Tune in to Rabbi Chaim Richman’s new weekly podcast, ‘Jerusalem Lights,’ with Co-Host, noted Noahide lecturer, author, and film-maker Jim Long!
‘Jerusalem Lights’ is about the universality of the eternal Torah and its accessibility and vital connection to every individual, regardless of background or nationality. The goal of ‘Jerusalem Lights’ is to provide authentic Torah knowledge to all those who have a sincere spiritual hunger, exploring the reciprocal relationship between Israel and the Nations and providing greatest access possible to universal Torah… Torah for everyone. That's exactly what happens as Rabbi Chaim Richman of Jerusalem teams up with Jim Long of Arkansas, lecturer, documentary film maker, dedicated Noahide, and student of the spiritual trailblazer Vendyl Jones. Rabbi Richman frames the Torah’s lessons in the context of current world events and the political reality, emphasizing the contemporary challenges and personal implications for every person. Jim Long’s views and ideas, culled from his extensive experience and remarkable knowledge as a non-Jew who loves the Torah, are powerful and dynamic. ‘Jerusalem Lights’ will speak to countless seekers of truth everywhere whose questions have waited for answers.
From the Video Archives:
Rabbi Richman established the International Department of the Temple Institute in Jerusalem and served as its director for 30 years. He recorded over 1500 video teachings on the weekly Torah portions, Holy Temple teachings, the festivals, and other Torah subjects, and co-hosted a weekly radio show, ‘Temple Talk,’ which ran for 15 years on Israel National Radio, all of which are available at the Temple Institute’s YouTube channel